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Top Secret! ()


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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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Nick Rivers
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Hillary Flammond
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Bookstore Proprietor
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General Streck
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Nigel
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Colonel von Horst
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Dr. Paul Flammond
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Du Quois
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Déjà Vu
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Chocolate Mousse
Nancy Abrahams ...
Pregnant Woman
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Agent Cedric
Tristram Jellinek ...
Major Crumpler
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Martin
Major Wiley ...
Porter
Gertan Klauber ...
Mayor
Richard Mayes ...
Biletnikov
Vyvyan Lorrayne ...
Madam Bergerone
Louise Yaffe ...
Cafe Diner
Charlotte Zucker ...
Cafe Diner
Susan Breslau ...
Cafe Diner
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Blind Souvenir Vendor
Helen Kahan ...
Cafe Diner
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Maitre D'
Michael Burlington ...
Waiter
Marcus Powell ...
Little German
Burton Zucker ...
Chef
Richard Pescud ...
Priest
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Klaus (as John Carney)
Orla Pederson ...
Bruno (as O.T.)
Russell Sommers ...
Student
Sara Montague ...
Crying Girl
Gerry Paris ...
Back-Up Singer
David Adams ...
Back-Up Singer
Geoff Wayne ...
Back-Up Singer
Steve Ubels ...
German Soldier
Chas Bryer ...
German Soldier
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German Soldier
Mandy Nunn ...
Young Hillary
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Young Nigel
Janos Kurucz ...
Wagon Driver
Sydney Arnold ...
Albert Potato
Dimitri Andreas ...
Latrine
Michelle Martin ...
Der Pizzahaus Girl
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Der Pizzahaus Girl
Lisa Gruenberg ...
Der Pizzahaus Girl
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Cow
Andrew Hawkins ...
Pilot
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Scarecrow
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German Soldier in Prop Room (uncredited)
Kenneth Coombs ...
Man in Crowd (uncredited)
Jack Cooper ...
Sergeant Kruger (uncredited)
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Guard Operating Electric Chair (uncredited)
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German Guard (uncredited)
Charlie Gray ...
Restaurant Patron / Ballet Audience Member (uncredited)
Alan Harris ...
Streck's Aide (uncredited)
Walter Henry ...
East German Officer (uncredited)
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German Soldier (uncredited)
Eric Kent ...
Man in Crowd Singing Anthem (uncredited)
Roy Lansford ...
Extra (uncredited)
Aileen Lewis ...
Ballet Audience (uncredited)
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German Soldier (uncredited)
Mike Reynell ...
East German Officer (uncredited)
Henry Roberts ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Bess Rogers ...
Ballet Audience (uncredited)
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German Firing Squad (uncredited)
Pat Ryan ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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East German Agent (uncredited)
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Man Singing National Anthem (uncredited)
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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German Soldier in Prop Room (uncredited)
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German Soldier in Prop Room (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jim Abrahams
David Zucker
Jerry Zucker

Written by

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Jim Abrahams ... (written by) &
David Zucker ... (written by) &
Jerry Zucker ... (written by) and
Martyn Burke ... (written by)

Produced by

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Jim Abrahams ... executive producer
Jon Davison ... producer
Tom Jacobson ... associate producer
Hunt Lowry ... producer
David Zucker ... executive producer
Jerry Zucker ... executive producer

Music by

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Maurice Jarre

Cinematography by

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Christopher Challis

Film Editing by

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Françoise Bonnot
Bernard Gribble

Editorial Department

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Elizabeth Barnard ... assistant editor: USA
Michael John Bateman ... first assistant editor
Dina Eaton ... assistant editor: UK

Casting By

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Susan Arnold
Lucy Boulting
Mary Selway

Production Design by

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Michael Lamont
Peter Lamont

Art Direction by

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John Fenner
Michael Lamont

Set Decoration by

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Crispian Sallis

Costume Design by

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Emma Porteous

Makeup Department

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Joan Carpenter ... supervising hairdresser
Kay Freeborn ... makeup artist
Stuart Freeborn ... makeup supervisor
Betty Glasow ... hairdresser

Production Management

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Eric Rattray ... in charge of production
Donald Toms ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jerry Daly ... second second assistant director
Gerry Gavigan ... assistant director: second unit
Mike Higgins ... second assistant director
Barry Langley ... assistant director
Jack Lowin ... second unit director
Joe Powell ... second unit director
Trevor Puckle ... third assistant director
Andrew Warren ... assistant director: second unit
Kevin Westley ... additional ad

Art Department

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David Allday ... draughtsman (as Dave Allday)
Michael Boone ... draughtsman
Jille Brown ... art department assistant (as Jillie Brown)
Jeff Clark ... sign writer
Roger W. Deer ... sketch artist (as Roger Deer)
Dennis Griffin ... production buyer
Mark Hedges ... stand-by prop
Wally Hill ... props chargehand
Carol Lay ... sketch artist
Joe Monks ... painter
Jim Morahan ... assistant art director
Trevor Nicol ... carpenter
Brian Payne ... property master
Michael Redding ... construction manager
Ernest Smith ... scenic artist
Jacqueline Stears ... scenic artist
Paul Taggart ... plasterer
Peter Voysey ... sculptor
John Whitby ... carpenter
Jeff Woodbridge ... carpenter

Sound Department

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Derek Ball ... sound recordist
Peter Best ... sound editor: UK
David Campling ... supervising sound editor
Ron Davis ... sound editor: UK
Robert Gavin ... sound editor: UK (as Bob Gavin)
Gerry Humphreys ... re-recording mixer
Ken Nightingall ... boom operator
Robin O'Donoghue ... re-recording mixer
Guido Reidy ... sound maintenance

Special Effects by

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Nick Allder ... special effects supervisor
Nick Dudman ... animatronic technician
Joe Fitt ... special effects technician
Verner Gresty ... animatronic technician
John McGoldrick ... special effects technician
Sue Oakes ... animatronic technician
Terry Schubert ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Martin Body ... rostrum cameraman

Stunts

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Jack Cooper ... stunts (as Jackie Cooper)
Clive Curtis ... stunts
Martin Grace ... stunts
Frank Henson ... stunts
Eddie Kidd ... stunts
Gareth Milne ... stunts
Valentino Musetti ... stunts (as Val Musetti)
Eddie Powell ... stunts
Joe Powell ... stunt arranger
Doug Robinson ... stunts
Paul Weston ... stunts
Dickey Beer ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Steve Claydon ... focus puller: second unit
Freddie Cooper ... camera operator
Allen Daviau ... director of photography: additional photography
Joe Finn ... gaffer
John Fletcher ... clapper loader
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse ... grip (as Chunky Huse)
Peter James ... clapper loader: second unit
Laurie Ridley ... still photographer
Randall Robinson ... first assistant camera: additional photography
Tony Strachan ... focus puller

Animation Department

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Sally Cruikshank ... animation sequence
Jeff Goldner ... animation sequence

Casting Department

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Gretchen Rennell ... casting: New York

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Tiny Nicholls ... wardrobe master

Location Management

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Allan James ... location manager
Vic Smith ... location manager

Music Department

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Robert Hathaway ... music editor: UK (as Bob Hathaway)
Bones Howe ... music consultant: u.s.a.
Maurice Jarre ... conductor
Richard Stone ... music editor: USA
Eric Tomlinson ... score mixer
Kevin Townend ... orchestrator: songs
Bruce Welch ... music consultant: u.k.

Transportation Department

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Les Austin ... unit driver
Tony Bradley ... unit driver
Billy Willmott ... unit driver

Other crew

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Sidney G. Barnsby ... production accountant (as Sid Barnsby)
Joy Bayley ... production assistant: UK
Marilyn Clarke ... continuity: second unit
Pamela Davies ... continuity
Brian Doyle ... publicist
Norma Garment ... production assistant: UK
Gillian Gregory ... choreographer
Nick Heckstall-Smith ... production runner
Derek Lyons ... double: Val Kilmer
Betty Moos ... assistant to producer
Christopher Palmer ... assistant: Maurice Jarre
Robert Parker ... production assistant: los angeles
Margaret Sysiak ... secretary
Tony Wathen ... diving master
Simon J. Williamson ... puppeteer (as Simon Williamson)

Thanks

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Howard Kaylan ... special thanks
Rich Markey ... special thanks
Danny Opatoshu ... special thanks
Mark Volman ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Top Secret (Germany)
  • Top Secret (Spain)
  • Top Secret!: Superconfidencial (Brazil)
  • Top Secret (Hungary)
  • Akros... trello kai aporrito (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Budget $9,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The songs that Val Kilmer sings in the film are actually performed by Kilmer himself and were featured on the film's soundtrack released in 1984 under Kilmer's character's name Nick Rivers. See more »
Goofs Nick puts the 20th tally on the jail cell wall representing his 20th minute in jail. In the next shot the wall doesn't show any tally marks. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Balto 3 R&T Part 3 (2015). See more »
Soundtracks SKEET SURFING See more »
Crazy Credits Worst Boy - Adolph Hitler See more »
Quotes Martin: Nick, I've tried everything: the embassy, the German government, the consulate. I even talked to the U.N. ambassador. It's no use, I just can't bring my wife to orgasm.
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