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Hot Shots! (1991)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 31 July 1991 (USA)
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A parody of Top Gun (1986) in which a talented but unstable fighter pilot must overcome the ghosts of his father and save a mission sabotaged by greedy weapons manufacturers.

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Topper Harley, a top gun fighter pilot, is recalled to serve on the SS Essess. Topper's mission is to destroy Saddam Hussein's nuclear plants. Unfortunately, Topper is psychologically imbalanced and is sure to crack under pressure. Written by Rob Hartill

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1990s | mission | iraq | combat | plane | See All (67) »

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Action | Comedy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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31 July 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hot Shots: An Important Movie!  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,848,182, 4 August 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$69,467,617

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$181,096,164
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The enemy are flying in the Northrop T-38 Talon, twin-jet trainer, airplanes built for the US Air Force as a supersonic training airplane for pilots and astronauts. See more »

Goofs

After bailing out, Wash Out lands a "square" (ram air) parachute. In the next and subsequent scenes, he is being dragged by a round ("mushroom") canopy. See more »

Quotes

[Wash Out can't read the number on the runway he's landing on]
Jim 'Wash Out' Pfaffenbach: I need clearance to land on runway thirty... thirty... something!
Air Controller: Thirtysomething's been cancelled.
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Crazy Credits

"Sound Design & Supervision.........SANDY BERMAN, M.P.S.E, RSVP" See more »

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Referenced in Family Guy: Hot Shots (2016) See more »

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Serenade in Blue
Written by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon
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One of the best parodies of all time
21 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie after watching a really poorly made one, so this film came off like Citizen Kane in many respects. After not watching this film for such a long time, I came into this viewing wit ha more trained eye, and to say the least, it was as good then as it is now. This is easily one of those parody movies that will live forever, especially due to all of the great scenes on the aircraft carriers (dogs chasing the plane, the dancing, etc.). While the film did have its dull moments, there were too many funny moments. Charlie Sheen seemed perfect for this role, simply because it looked like he tackled this movie with a serious purpose. Cary Elwes was also good, considering the stuffy Brit took on the whole comedy role quite well. Kudos to all who had a hand in this film.


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