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Hot Shots! (1991)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 31 July 1991 (USA)
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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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Release Date:

31 July 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hot Shots: An Important Movie!  »

Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)


$69,467,617 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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A gag credit at the end of the film, "Things you can do after the movie", is the same as a gag credit at the end of the Bruce Lee send-up in The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977). See more »


When Admiral Benson is talking to his secretary and Lt. Block enters, there is man sitting at the table who disappears in subsequent shots and is not seen leaving the room. See more »


Admiral Benson: Gentlemen, we've waited a long time to hear this. In exactly five hours and 17 minutes, we hit the enemy toast.
Lt. Commander Block: I think that's the "enemy coast", sir.
Admiral Benson: Huh? Coast? That'll take a little more planning. But it doesn't matter. Our assignment is to knock out the nuclear-weapons plant here at Falafel Heights. The plant goes on line in 12 hours and is heavily defended. Now, if you have trouble hitting your objective, your secondary targets are here and here: an accordion factory and a mime school. ...
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One of the best comedies of all time!!!!!!!!!!
7 April 2003 | by (pembroke,massachusetts.) – See all my reviews

"Hot shots!" is a great movie. It will keep you laughing from the begining to the end. It has some really unusual gags thrown in gratuitously, making it crazier and funnier by the minute. I highly recommend this comedy to all every one, and I guarantee that you will not be disappointed in this one!!!!!!!! and hey, don't over-look the sequel!!!!!! I give this excellent comedy 4.5 stars out of 5.

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