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Top Secret! (1984)

PG | | Comedy, Music | 8 June 1984 (USA)
Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Val Kilmer ... Nick Rivers
Lucy Gutteridge ... Hillary Flammond
Peter Cushing ... Bookstore Proprietor
Jeremy Kemp ... General Streck
Christopher Villiers ... Nigel
Warren Clarke ... Colonel von Horst
Michael Gough ... Dr. Paul Flammond
Harry Ditson ... Du Quois
Jim Carter ... Déjà Vu
Eddie Tagoe ... Chocolate Mousse
Nancy Abrahams Nancy Abrahams ... Pregnant Woman
Omar Sharif ... Agent Cedric
Tristram Jellinek Tristram Jellinek ... Major Crumpler
Billy J. Mitchell ... Martin
Major Wiley Major Wiley ... Porter
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Storyline

This time Zucker and Abrahams are spoofing, most notably, Elvis films and WWII spy movies. Val Kilmer stars as Nick Rivers, a handsome American 50s-style rock and roll singer. While performing in East Germany, he falls in love with a beautiful heroine and becomes involved with the French Resistance. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | German | Yiddish

Release Date:

8 June 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Top Secret! See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,406,205, 24 June 1984

Gross USA:

$20,458,340

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,458,340
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Kingsmere Properties See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The waiter who asks if Nick is ready to order, ostensibly in German, is actually using the Yiddish curse "go take a s**t in the ocean". See more »

Goofs

In the "Pizza Haus" dance, when Nick (Val) runs up the wall and back flips, the cable of his trapeze rig is visible. See more »

Quotes

Nick Rivers: Hillary. That's an unusual name.
Hillary Flammond: It's a German name. It means 'she whose bosoms defy gravity'.
Nick Rivers: I'm pleased to meet you. My name's Nick.
Hillary Flammond: Nick? What does that mean?
Nick Rivers: Oh, nothing. My dad thought of it while he was shaving.
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Haberdasher Helen Roberts See more »

Alternate Versions

In the version of the film broadcast on Comedy Central, the ballet scene is edited to remove all shots of the male dancers, instead continually rerunning the opening shot of the female dancers repeatedly between the shots of Nick and Hillary in the audience. The male dancers can still be seen briefly in the background in the shot of the Police Officer being pushed over the balcony. See more »

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A HARD DAYS NIGHT
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney
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Val Kilmer Steals the Movie
5 March 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In East Germany, the American rock and roll singer Nick Rivers (Val Kilmer) meets Hillary Flammond (Lucy Gutteridge) in a fancy restaurant. Hillary is a member from the resistance and her hope is to rescue her father, the scientist Dr. Paul Flammond (Michael Gough), who is imprisoned by the Germans to develop a powerful weapon. Nick is arrested and sent to prison for helping Hillary and he meets Dr. Flammond in his laboratory. Hillary helps him to escape during a show and when he tells that he has met Dr. Flammond in the prison to Hillary, they decide to seek out the resistance leader. When they meet him, they discover that Nigel (Christopher Villiers) was Hillary's first lover. Further, they learn that there is a traitor in the resistance. Who might be the traitor?

"Top Secret" is a very funny comedy by Jim Abrahams and David Zucker. The plot is a parody to World Was II movies with the French resistance and it is impossible not laughing along the adventures of Nick Rivers in the East Germany. Val Kilmer steals the movie wit ha magnificent performance and singing most of the songs. In the end, time is cruel to everyone. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Top Secret – Super Confidencial" ("Top Secret – Super Confidential")

Note: On 24 Sep 2017, I saw this film again.


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