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Hot Shots! (1991)

 -  Action | Comedy | War  -  31 July 1991 (USA)
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Parody of "Top Gun" in which a talented but unstable fighter pilot must overcome the ghosts of his father and save a mission sabotaged by greedy weapons manufacturers.

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Topper Harley, a top gun fighter pilot, is recalled to serve on the SS Essess. Topper's mission is to destroy Saddam Hussein's nuclear plants. Unfortunately, Topper is psychologically imbalanced and is sure to crack under pressure. Written by Rob Hartill

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31 July 1991 (USA)  »

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Hot Shots: An Important Movie!  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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$69,467,617 (USA)
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Chosen for the UK's 1991 Royal Film Performance, attended by the Queen. See more »

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In the battle at the end of the movie, the shadow of the crane holding the miniature plane on the mountain is visible when Topper brakes behind a mountain, turns around the corner and follows the enemy jets. See more »

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Topper Harley: You've got to be joking!
Ramada Thompson: Look, if I were joking, I would've said "what do you do with an elephant with three balls? You walk him and pitch to the rhino".
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TOPPING FOR BROWNIES 1/2 cup butter 3 squares butter chocolate,melted 2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar 1 or 2 teaspoons cinnamon(optional) 2 egg yolks,beaten Cream butter until light and lemon coloured. Gradually add sugar and egg yolks. Add chocolate. See more »

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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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THE MAN I LOVE
Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Valeria Golino and Rachel Sweet
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One of the funniest films ever.
22 December 1998 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Hot Shots is one of the funniest films I have ever seen in my life. I laughed so much it nearly made me sick to my stomach. There's really no better proof of a great comedy than when you laugh from beginning to end. Lloyd Bridges is hilarious and Charlie Sheen is really great at these type of films. The whole cast is great. Jim Abrahams has made a modern classic in my opinion.


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