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Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) Poster

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Richard Crenna actually consulted with Sylvester Stallone about whether he would be OK if Crenna took a part in a spoof of the Rambo films. Stallone was all for it.
Charlie Sheen worked out for eight hours a day to build up his body, as he decided that he would have felt embarrassed at the film's premiere if he had to sit amongst people laughing while looking at him on screen in a singlet.
In the restaurant flashback, while they are spoofing the Lady and the Tramp scene, in the background, the restaurant scene from The Godfather is going on also.
Saddam's refrigerator contains items such as Hungry Nomad (Hungry Man), 2% Camel Milk, Olde Iraqi Beer, and Falafel Helper. When Saddam makes a sandwich he seals it with not Saran Wrap, but "Saharanrap".
Charlie Sheen's father Martin Sheen makes an uncredited cameo as Benjamin L. Willard, his character from Apocalypse Now (1979). He is seen passing Topper; they both say, "I loved you in Wall Street (1987)!", while giving each other thumbs up. Charlie and Martin played son and father in 'Wall Street'.
Production was shut down, when Valeria Golino was sent to hospital with gout.
Valeria Golino cited the film as the best experience of her career.
Richard Crenna spoofs his own role in the Rambo films.
Jim Abrahams originally wanted Marlon Brando instead of Lloyd Bridges to play The President.
Body count: 114. (More than the combined body count of RoboCop (1987) and Total Recall (1990), which is referenced on-screen.)
The original title for this movie was, "Hot Shots, Part Deux! The Exploitation. Takin' it to the Bank".
Ryan Stiles also appeared in the original Hot Shots! (1991), but played a different character. He played a recurring character on Sheen's Two and a half Men.
After U.S. President Benson hits four other former presidents with his shovel, ex-President Gerald Ford falls down of his own accord. Ford acquired a public reputation for clumsiness after a fall on the stairs of Air Force One, the presidential aircraft.
All the female characters have the middle name Rodham, a nod to then first lady Hillary Clinton.
The entire river boat sequence, in particular the encounter with the enemy patrol boat, is a beautiful parody of a near-identical scene in The Guns of Navarone even down to dialogue - Geogory Peck asking the boat crew if they speak "Americanize" and camera angles. The original sequence begins in The Guns of Navarone at about 29 minutes.
Jerry Haleva returns as Saddam Hussein, after a cameo role as Hussein in the first Hot Shots! (1991).
At one point during the sequence which displays an on-screen body count tally, the movie boasts an ostensibly higher number of deaths than RoboCop (among other famous shoot'em ups). Miguel Ferrer, who plays Harbinger in this movie, also starred in RoboCop, and ended up 1 out that film's 30 strong body count.
Richard Crenna plays Denton Walters. In the TV series Our Miss Brooks (1952), Crenna played a character called "Walter Denton".
At the very end of the credits you can hear a voice speaking backwards. The voice is that of David Wohl, saying in reverse, "His boat has been demolished," a line heard earlier in the film.
Other movies that are referenced and/or satirized include Rambo, No Way Out, The Guns of Navarone, Lady And The Tramp, Basic Instinct, The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Casablanca, Star Wars, Terminator 2, and The Wizard of Oz
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For the patrol boat battle sequence, stunt performers jumped on a diving board for the stunts where Iraq soldiers flew into the air and landed in the water.
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Two scenes that were filmed, but cut were featured in the teaser trailer: Rufshaad hanging Col. Denton Walters by the arms and Rufshaad asks Col. Walters about Topper Harley, if Harley is a madman for standing alone against 3000 men? which Walters answers "He figures that the odds are in his favor" and Gerou informing President Tug Benson that the 3rd mission to rescue the hostages has failed and President Benson offers Gerou a cookie.
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The story Colonel Walters tells Topper is Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Dexter Heyman (Rowan Atkinson)'s final scene is a reference to many Warner Bros. "Coyote & Road Runner" cartoons, where the Coyote would always end up falling into an abyss and leaving a dust cloud upon impacting on the ground.
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Rowan Atkinson doesn't appear until 71 minutes into the film and only has 2 minutes screen time.
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Later in 1993, Charlie Sheen played Aramis in The Three Musketeers (1993). That role was previously played by Lloyd Bridges in The Fifth Musketeer (1979), which also featured José Ferrer as Athos. Miguel Ferrer also appears in this film.
In the film, the body count is compared to the films "Robocop" and "Total Recall". Both films were directed by Paul Verhoeven and Miguel Ferrer (Harbinger) starred in "Robocop" as Bob Morton.
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The towel on one of the terrorists heads in the torture scene says Holiday Inn.
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Brenda Bakke later starred in the action film Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995), which also starred Kurtwood Smith. Kurtwood Smith played Bob Griggs in Rambo III (1988) which this film parodies.
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In an 1995 Interview with Entertainment Tonight, Sylvester Stallone was asked if he had any plans to make Rambo 4? He replied jokingly "Why don't you ask Charlie Sheen to star in it", referencing Charlie Sheen having played a parody of Rambo in this movie.
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One of Paul Krugman's favorite films.
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Hot Shots (1991) is a parody of Top Gun (1986). Hot Shots II: Part Duex (1993) is a parody of Rambo III (1988)
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Cameo 

Bob Vila: as himself.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Although the film is a spoof of war movies, if Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) is indeed a direct continuation of Hot Shots! (1991) which is a spoof of Top Gun (1986). If you connect the two films together: Topper Harley would had gotten out of the U.S. navy and went to serve in the U.S. military. Dexter Hayman would had been captured by the Iraq forces whilst Ramada was working as a psychiatrist in the U.S. navy. Ramada would had assumed Dexter was dead and started the relationship with Lt. Kent Gregory. Admiral Tug Benson would had most likely retired from the U.S Navy and went into politics, which he was elected as President of the United States. However, it would be unclear how Saddam Husseim survived the destruction of the nuclear plant at the end of the first movie and be very much alive in this film.
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Since Hot Shots! (1991) is a parody of Top Gun (1986) and this film is a parody of the Rambo films. It is unclear if this film is indeed a direct continuation or reboot of the original: In the original, Topper Harley is a pilot in the U.S. navy, in this film, Harley is a war hero. In the original, Tug Benson is a Admiral in the U.S navy, in the film, Benson is the American President. In the original, Saddam Hussein is killed when the nuclear plant is destroyed. In this film he is very much alive. Topper and Ramada were in a relationship and in this film, it is revealed Ramada is married to Dexter Hayman, whom she was married to long before she met Topper. In the original, Ramada was in a relationship with Lt. Kent Gregory.
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