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Top Secret! (1984)

PG | | Comedy | 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:
... Nick Rivers
... Hillary Flammond
... Bookstore Proprietor
... General Streck
... Nigel
... Colonel von Horst
... Dr. Paul Flammond
... Du Quois
... Déjà Vu
... Chocolate Mousse
Nancy Abrahams ... Pregnant Woman
... Agent Cedric
Tristram Jellinek ... Major Crumpler
... Martin
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

Certificate:

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Release Date:

8 June 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,406,205, 24 June 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,500,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The black conductor calling for tickets in ostensible German is actually reciting the old Yiddish saying, "May you grow like an onion, with the head in the ground." See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Du Quois: Nick, whether you make it back or not, that plane must take off with Dr. Flammond at 1800 hours.
Deja Vu: That's why we recommend you be there at least 45 minutes before departure, especially at this time of year.
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The Third Man ....... Guido Reidy See more »

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Featured in Peter Cushing: A One-Way Ticket to Hollywood (1989) 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 See 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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