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Writers:
Jim Abrahams (written by) &
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Release Date:
8 June 1984 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Val Kilmer ... Nick Rivers
Lucy Gutteridge ... Hillary Flammond

Peter Cushing ... Bookstore Proprietor

Jeremy Kemp ... General Streck

Christopher Villiers ... Nigel

Warren Clarke ... Colonel von Horst

Michael Gough ... Dr. Paul Flammond
Harry Ditson ... Du Quois

Jim Carter ... Déjà Vu
Eddie Tagoe ... Chocolate Mousse
Nancy Abrahams ... Pregnant Woman

Omar Sharif ... Agent Cedric
Tristram Jellinek ... Major Crumpler
Billy J. Mitchell ... Martin
Major Wiley ... Porter
Gertan Klauber ... Mayor
Richard Mayes ... Biletnikov
Vyvyan Lorrayne ... Madam Bergerone
Louise Yaffe ... Cafe Diner
Charlotte Zucker ... Cafe Diner
Susan Breslau ... Cafe Diner

Ian McNeice ... Blind Souvenir Vendor
Helen Kahan ... Cafe Diner
John Sharp ... Maitre D'
Michael Burlington ... Waiter
Marcus Powell ... Little German
Burton Zucker ... Chef
Richard Pescud ... Priest
John J. Carney ... Klaus (as John Carney)
O.T. ... Bruno
Russell Sommers ... Student
Sara Montague ... Crying Girl
Gerry Paris ... Back-Up Singer
David Adams ... Back-Up Singer
Geoff Wayne ... Back-Up Singer
Steve Ubels ... German Soldier
Chas Bryer ... German Soldier
Mac McDonald ... German Soldier
Mandy Nunn ... Young Hillary

Lee Sheward ... Young Nigel
Janos Kurucz ... Wagon Driver
Sydney Arnold ... Albert Potato
Dimitri Andreas ... Latrine
Michelle Martin ... Der Pizzahaus Girl

Nicola Wright ... Der Pizzahaus Girl
Lisa Gruenberg ... Der Pizzahaus Girl
Daisy ... Cow
Andrew Hawkins ... Pilot

Richard Bonehill ... Scarecrow
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jim Abrahams ... German Soldier in Prop Room (uncredited)
Jack Cooper ... Sergeant Kruger (uncredited)
Maxwell Craig ... Guard Operating Electric Chair (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... German Guard (uncredited)
Alan Harris ... Streck's Aide (uncredited)
Walter Henry ... East German Officer (uncredited)

Frank Jakeman ... German Soldier (uncredited)
Roy Lansford ... Extra (uncredited)
Aileen Lewis ... Ballet Audience (uncredited)

Derek Lyons ... German Soldier (uncredited)
Pat Ryan ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Tina Simmons ... East German Agent (uncredited)
Guy Standeven ... Man Singing National Anthem (uncredited)
Reg Thomason ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

David Zucker ... German Soldier in Prop Room (uncredited)

Jerry Zucker ... German Soldier in Prop Room (uncredited)

Directed by
Jim Abrahams 
David Zucker 
Jerry Zucker 
 
Writing credits
Jim Abrahams (written by) &
David Zucker (written by) &
Jerry Zucker (written by) and
Martyn Burke (written by)

Produced by
Jim Abrahams .... executive producer
Jon Davison .... producer
Tom Jacobson .... associate producer
Hunt Lowry .... producer
David Zucker .... executive producer
Jerry Zucker .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Maurice Jarre 
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Challis 
 
Film Editing by
Françoise Bonnot 
Bernard Gribble 
 
Casting by
Susan Arnold 
Lucy Boulting 
Mary Selway 
 
Production Design by
Michael Lamont 
Peter Lamont 
 
Art Direction by
John Fenner 
Michael Lamont 
 
Set Decoration by
Crispian Sallis 
 
Costume Design by
Emma Porteous 
 
Makeup Department
Joan Carpenter .... supervising hairdresser
Kay Freeborn .... makeup artist
Stuart Freeborn .... makeup supervisor
Betty Glasow .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Eric Rattray .... in charge of production
Donald Toms .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Daly .... second second assistant director
Gerry Gavigan .... assistant director: second unit
Mike Higgins .... second assistant director
Barry Langley .... assistant director
Jack Lowin .... second unit director
Joe Powell .... second unit director
Trevor Puckle .... third assistant director
Andrew Warren .... assistant director: second unit
Kevin Westley .... additional ad
 
Art Department
David Allday .... draughtsman (as Dave Allday)
Michael Boone .... draughtsman
Jille Brown .... art department assistant (as Jillie Brown)
Jeff Clark .... sign writer
Roger W. Deer .... sketch artist (as Roger Deer)
Dennis Griffin .... production buyer
Mark Hedges .... stand-by prop
Wally Hill .... props chargehand
Carol Lay .... sketch artist
Joe Monks .... painter
Jim Morahan .... assistant art director
Trevor Nicol .... carpenter
Brian Payne .... property master
Michael Redding .... construction manager
Ernest Smith .... scenic artist
Jacqueline Stears .... scenic artist
Paul Taggart .... plasterer
Peter Voysey .... sculptor
John Whitby .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Derek Ball .... sound recordist
Peter Best .... sound editor: UK
David Campling .... supervising sound editor
Ron Davis .... sound editor: UK
Robert Gavin .... sound editor: UK (as Bob Gavin)
Gerry Humphreys .... re-recording mixer
Ken Nightingall .... boom operator
Robin O'Donoghue .... re-recording mixer
Guido Reidy .... sound maintenance
 
Special Effects by
Nick Allder .... special effects supervisor
Nick Dudman .... animatronic technician
Joe Fitt .... special effects technician
Verner Gresty .... animatronic technician
John McGoldrick .... special effects technician
Sue Oakes .... animatronic technician
Terry Schubert .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Martin Body .... rostrum cameraman
 
Stunts
Jack Cooper .... stunts (as Jackie Cooper)
Clive Curtis .... stunts
Martin Grace .... stunts
Frank Henson .... stunts
Eddie Kidd .... stunts
Gareth Milne .... stunts
Valentino Musetti .... stunts (as Val Musetti)
Eddie Powell .... stunts
Joe Powell .... stunt arranger
Doug Robinson .... stunts
Paul Weston .... stunts
Dickey Beer .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Claydon .... focus puller: second unit
Freddie Cooper .... camera operator
Allen Daviau .... director of photography: additional photography
Joe Finn .... gaffer
John Fletcher .... clapper loader
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse .... grip (as Chunky Huse)
Peter James .... clapper loader: second unit
Laurie Ridley .... still photographer
Randall Robinson .... first assistant camera: additional photography
Tony Strachan .... focus puller
 
Animation Department
Sally Cruikshank .... animation sequence
Jeff Goldner .... animation sequence
 
Casting Department
Gretchen Rennell .... casting: New York
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tiny Nicholls .... wardrobe master
 
Editorial Department
Elizabeth Barnard .... assistant editor: USA
Michael John Bateman .... first assistant editor
Dina Eaton .... assistant editor: UK
 
Location Management
Allan James .... location manager
Vic Smith .... location manager
 
Music Department
Robert Hathaway .... music editor: UK (as Bob Hathaway)
Bones Howe .... music consultant: u.s.a.
Maurice Jarre .... conductor
Richard Stone .... music editor: USA
Eric Tomlinson .... score mixer
Kevin Townend .... orchestrator: songs
Bruce Welch .... music consultant: u.k.
 
Transportation Department
Les Austin .... unit driver
Tony Bradley .... unit driver
Billy Willmott .... unit driver
 
Other crew
Sidney G. Barnsby .... production accountant (as Sid Barnsby)
Joy Bayley .... production assistant: UK
Marilyn Clarke .... continuity: second unit
Pamela Davies .... continuity
Brian Doyle .... publicist
Norma Garment .... production assistant: UK
Gillian Gregory .... choreographer
Nick Heckstall-Smith .... production runner
Derek Lyons .... double: Val Kilmer
Betty Moos .... assistant to producer
Christopher Palmer .... assistant: Maurice Jarre
Robert Parker .... production assistant: los angeles
Margaret Sysiak .... secretary
Tony Wathen .... diving master
Simon J. Williamson .... puppeteer (as Simon Williamson)
 
Thanks
Howard Kaylan .... special thanks
Rich Markey .... special thanks
Danny Opatoshu .... special thanks
Mark Volman .... special thanks
 

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Trivia:
In her autobiography "The Varnished Untruth", Pamela Stephenson recalls she auditioned for the part of Hillary Flammond but then heard through her casting agent that Zucker, Abrahams & Zucker were looking for an actual French actress. Stephenson then asked CAA casting agent Todd Smith to get her a second audition, this time posing as made up French actress "Danielle Bergeronette". At the end of the meeting she removed her wig and had a good laugh about it with the three directors, but she still didn't get the part.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the magnet picks up the car in the junk yard, the driver's window is halfway open. In the following shot of the car being placed into the crusher, the window is completely closed.See more »
Quotes:
General Streck, German High Command:...And once again, Germany will be united under one rule - OURS. After Sunday, there will be no one to stop us.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
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22 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Batman meets Alfred!, 14 April 2004
Author: DarthBill from United States

In his first leading role, Val Kilmer plays Nick Rivers, an Elvis like pop star sent to Germany on a good will tour as a fill in for Leonard Bernstein. Once there he gets caught up in all sorts of misadventures that lead to him being a part of the French under ground resistance. Lucy Gutteridge is his German lover.

An often overlooked - maybe even misunderstood - film from the Zucker/Abrams/Zucker team (who gave us "Airplane!") the film takes pot shots at "The Man Who Knew Too Much", pintos, rock 'n roll, Nazis, and other various spy movies with more gags than you can shake a stick at. A hilarious romp of madness.

Val himself is pretty funny here, managing to both wink and not wink at the camera as he is placed in a number of absurd situations. Also interesting of note is that this one features Michael Gough, who would later play Alfred in the Batman series, and Val himself would later play Batman.

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