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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

From the makers of the original "Airplane!" (not the Wright brothers) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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 surfing sequences were filmed at Holywell Bay, Cornwall, UK (a few miles down the coast from Newquay, a popular surfing town). The palm trees were fake, and the surf shack was in fact the actual lifeguard's hut (which is still there). The beach is recognizable by the two large rock formations located at the left of the beach, approx 100 meters out to sea. See more »

Goofs

When Nick enters the first vent in his jail cell, the crowbar he used to open the vent is swinging in its rack. In the next shot, the crowbar is perfectly still. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Flamond: Well, young one, I had the secret police break into my house, they tore me from my family, ransacked my laboratory and... brought me to this dungeon." Nick: "That sucks!"
Nick Rivers: That sucks!
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Crazy Credits

Foreez A Jolly Good Fellow See more »

Alternate Versions

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Spoofs Ministry of Fear (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

TUTTI FRUTI
By Little Richard (as Richard Penniman) and Dorothy La Bostrie
Produced by Mike Moran
Performed by Val Kilmer
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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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