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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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Comedy | Music

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Trivia

Cows hate having things put on their feet, so to get one to wear two pairs of Wellington boots, the bottoms had to be cut out and then the boots were attached to the cow's legs with Velcro. See more »

Goofs

When Deja-Vu checks his big Rolex, the time in close-up is 7:22, but in the wide shot it's 7:17. See more »

Quotes

Blindman: Souvenirs, novelties, party tricks. Souvenirs, novelties, party tricks.
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Crazy Credits

This Space For Rent [ this is in the middle of an otherwise blank screen ] See more »

Alternate Versions

Several scenes are in the television version that are not in the video release version:
  • A two scene subplot involving Commandant van Horst's dog.
  • When Nick (Kilmer) spits at General Streck (Kemp) the projectile ricochets off of two walls.
  • In the park, Nick offers Hillary (Gutteridge) a cart of beverages.
  • When Nick and Hillary kiss, breaking the guitar, much of the scene is edited. They roll in front of two buildings and a window overlooking a burning building.
  • Near the end, Cedric (Sharif) crushes Streck in a car as he had been.
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Connections

Referenced in City of Heroes (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Skeet Surfing
Parody medley based on the following songs:
"Surfin' U.S.A." by Brian Wilson and Chuck Berry
"Fun, Fun, Fun" by Brian Wilson and Mike Love
"Little Honda" by Brian Wilson and Mike Love
"California Girls" by Brian Wilson
and "Hawaii" by Brian Wilson
Arranged by Maurice Jarre (uncredited)
Produced by Mike Moran
Performed by Val Kilmer
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The best spoofs...
23 April 2003 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

are usually the ones with plots of their own. This one is such a spoof and it is very funny. You don't have to see any movies to find this funny either. You just have to have seen parts of an Elvis movie over the years or saw a scene or two from an old espionage flick. You don't have to watch an entire movie to get the jokes. Val Kilmer is very funny here as is all the cast. The jokes are great even with some of them being a bit dated. The resistance group is great, the escape, everything in here is really funny. After "Airplane" this one ranks right up there with the best spoof movies made.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | German | Yiddish

Release Date:

8 June 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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