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Hot Shots! (1991)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 31 July 1991 (USA)
A parody of Top Gun (1986) 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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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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$69,467,617 (USA)
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Trivia

Hot Shots (1991) is a parody of Top Gun (1986). Hot Shots II: Part Duex (1993) is a parody of Rambo III (1988) Hot Shots III is not a movie at all. See more »

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Dead Meat says that Topper is AWOL (Absent Without Official Leave). The Navy does use the term, but only after thirty days without making muster, until then he would UA (Unauthorised Absence.) See more »

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Reporter: Hey Topper Harley, now that you've killed the bad guy and made the world safe for democracy, what are you going to do to cash in on your new found fame?
Topper Harley: I'm goin' to Disneyland.
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(At the end of credits,just before "Any similarity etc.": IF YOU HAD LEFT THIS THEATRE WHEN THESE CREDITS BEGAN , YOU'D BE HOME NOW. See more »

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The funniest film of 1991.
8 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jim Abrahams' first solo comedy effort Hot Shots! is a smash comedy that has many, many laughs and is as silly as anything Abrahams has done with his uoltra successful team of ZAZ (Zucker Abrahams and Zucker) which made Airplane, Top Secret, The Naked Gun and The Kentucky Friend Movie. Hot Shots deserves a place with them.

Charlie Sheen plays a top gun type of charater that is trying to go against his father's reputation and still be able to fly and fight and all. The movie however doesn't try and go with the plot, which is always good in these movies, and it succeeds in bringing silly, goofy laughs just by having Lloyd Bridges act totally and utterly hilariously insane, or in just having a pilot with moose antlers. Deadpan. A


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