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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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Topper Harley's name comes from Harley-Davidson's 1960's motor scooter, the Harley Topper. See more »

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Dead Meat says that Topper is AWOL (Absent Without Official Leave), the Navy does not use that term; it is an Army term. The Navy uses UA (Unauthorized Absence). See more »

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[Jets start their engines]
Admiral Benson: God, that's loud! My ear canals are very sensitive. They're stainless steel. Took a bullet at Corregidor, 1945. Passed straight through my head from one ear to the other. Here, look at this.
[Admiral Benson takes a handkerchief and inserts it in his left ear passing it through his head and out the right ear]
Air Controller: [air controller gets his earplugs out] We have these to hold down the sound, sir.
Admiral Benson: Oh, good. Thanks.
[Admiral Benson swallows the earplugs]
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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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National Emblem March
Composed by Edwin Eugene Bagley (uncredited)
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12 February 2006 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

It's 2006 and I still believe this is one of the best parodies of all times, worth to include next to Spaceballs, Naked Gun and Scary Movie (all 3 of them).

From time to time I like watching such movies, since I'm sick and tired of all the modern "shoot 'em up" or "philosophy for n00bs" type of films. It's relaxing and a good laugh always makes you forget about everything else.

Now that was besides the point. Getting back to "Hot Shots", I can say only one thing - excellent. And to be honest, every movie that starred Charlie Sheen I've seen since was dull. Maybe it's a little unfair to remember Charlie Sheen only for this role (he's a very good actor), but he was so...funny in it that I can't help it. The movie itself is very well glued together, the scenes are dubbed with the perfect soundtrack to make you laugh 'till you fall off your chair and the comedy techniques are (as somebody said before me) classic - no fart/burp jokes or toilet humor.

Overall, I'd watch it anytime.


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