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
A soundtrack LP for the film was issued featuring Val Kilmer singing and in-jokes such as a very brief total playing time, and it has since become a collector's item. See more »
Chocolate Mousse (Eddie Tagoe) wears crossed belts of linked machine gun ammo, but all the cartridges are blank cartridges. This could be an intentional "mistake" since the difference between blanks and real ammo is so obvious. See more »
Top Secret is one of the funniest, most off-the-wall movies ever filmed. Featuring a young Val Kilmer, I think Top Secret is the best of all spoof films (Spaceballs is a close second). This thing spoofs everything, Beach Boy's songs, spy pictures, war movies, westerns, and even Elvis is not safe. It's ridiculous, outrageous, hilarious, and all in the name of good fun. The spit gag has to be my favorite bit. You've seen it in countless movies: the hero is being verbally accosted by the villain and he spits in his face. This time, however, the hero is on the other side of the room. Other memorable jokes include the skeet songs, the anal intruder, the "cow" scenes, and the backwards bit with Peter Cushing. There are countless little things like that which make Top Secret a definite cult classic and a certifiable must-see.
"Wish they all could be double barrel, wish they all could be double barrel guuuuuuuns."
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