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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 / Rhett Butler / Superman
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Kent Gregory
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Ramada Thompson / Scarlett O'Hara / Lois Lane
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Admiral Benson
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Lt. Commander Block
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Jim 'Wash Out' Pfaffenbach
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Pete 'Dead Meat' Thompson
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Kowalski
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Wilson
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Buzz Harley
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Mrs. 'Deat Meat' Thompson
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'Red' Herring
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'Mailman' Farnham
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Owatonna, 'The Old One'
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Rosener
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Captain Margolis
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Doctor
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Air Controller
Tony Simotes ...
Ambulance Driver
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Paramedic
Judith Kahan ...
Nurse
Jeff Bright ...
Communications Officer
Jimmy Lennon Jr. ...
Ring Announcer
Marie Thomas ...
Francine, the Secretary
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Scooter
Al Clegg ...
Jazz
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Lawrence Lipps
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Piano Player
Cylk Cozart ...
Drill Sergeant #1
Christopher J. Keene ...
Drill Sergeant #2
Ed Herschlar ...
Rabbi
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Amish Man
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Amish Woman
Mack Yamaguchi ...
Eskimo
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Himself
Bill Laimbeer ...
Himself
Eugene Greytak ...
Pope John Paul II (as Gene Greytak)
Tony Lorea ...
Humphrey 'Bogie' Bogart
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Saddam Hussein (as Jerry Halera)
Bob Lenz ...
Elvis 'The King' Presley
Willie Collins ...
Liberace
Robert Puro ...
Precocious Paper Boy
Richard Lasting ...
Handsome Milkman
Elston Ridgle ...
Boxer #1
Max Jones ...
Boxer #2
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Conspiratorial Crewman (as Chris Doyle)
Pablo Prietto ...
Parking Valet
John Bankson ...
Parking Valet
Nancy Abrahams ...
Family in front of TV Store
Joseph Abrahams ...
Family in front of TV Store
Jamie Abrahams ...
Family in front of TV Store
Cary Brayboy ...
Sleepy Weasel Squadron (as Carey Brayboy)
Tony Moreno ...
Sleepy Weasel Squadron
Kevin Eads ...
Sleepy Weasel Squadron
Dave Oliver ...
Sleepy Weasel Squadron (as David Oliver)
Richard Emanuelle ...
Sleepy Weasel Squadron
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Sleepy Weasel Squadron
Brent Freeman ...
Sleepy Weasel Squadron
Kenton 'Chip' Steger ...
Sleepy Weasel Squadron
Craig McIntosh ...
Sleepy Weasel Squadron
Sean Wright ...
Sleepy Weasel Squadron
Joe Allegro ...
Sleepy Weasel Squadron
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Rabinowitz (uncredited)
Megan Dupont ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Barracks Man in Underwear (uncredited)
Brandon Loomis ...
School Boy (uncredited)
Steve Mora ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Dartman (uncredited)
Rebecca Ryiz ...
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Dancing Cadet (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jim Abrahams ... (directed by)

Written by

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Jim Abrahams ... (written by) &
Pat Proft ... (written by)

Produced by

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Bill Badalato ... producer
Janet Graham ... associate producer
Stephen McEveety ... associate producer
Greg Norberg ... associate producer
Pat Proft ... executive producer

Music by

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Sylvester Levay

Cinematography by

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Bill Butler

Film Editing by

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Jane Kurson
Eric A. Sears

Editorial Department

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Gena Bleier ... second assistant editor
Jonathan Chibnall ... first assistant editor
Margaret Goodspeed ... first assistant editor
Phil Hetos ... color timer
L. James Langlois ... assistant editor
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein ... negative cutter (as Mary Nelson Duerrstein)
Scot Deer ... telecine colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Mali Finn

Production Design by

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William A. Elliott
Ken Kaufman

Art Direction by

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Greg Papalia ... supervising art director

Set Decoration by

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Jerie Kelter

Costume Design by

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Mary Malin

Makeup Department

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Allan A. Apone ... special makeup designer
John R. Fifer ... special makeup effects artist
Deborah Humphries ... makeup artist
Dayne Johnson ... makeup artist
Mark Maitre ... special makeup effects artist
Ann Masterson ... makeup department head
Douglas J. White ... special makeup effects artist
Cindy J. Williams ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Stephen McEveety ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tom Davies ... first assistant director
Robin Leigh Fleck ... second second assistant director
Robert Hicks ... flight deck title sequence coordinator
Sean Hobin ... second second assistant director
Ernie F. Orsatti ... second unit director (as Ernie Orsatti)
Matthew H. Rowland ... second assistant director (as Matthew Rowland)
Richard T. Stevens ... second unit director: flying sequences

Art Department

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G. Roger Abell ... set dresser
Nat Bocking ... assistant property master
David B. Brenner ... general foreman
Elixandro Diaz Jr. ... plaster foreman
Joseph Genna ... props
Glen Kennedy ... set dresser
Robert Lucas ... lead man
Don Miloyevich ... property master
Joe Northrop ... standby painter
Glenn H. Roberts ... set dresser
Doug Sieck ... set dresser
Kevin Coyle ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Randle Akerson ... sound design & supervision (as Randle Akerson M.P.S.E.)
Sandy Berman ... sound design & supervision (as Sandy Berman M.P.S.E. RSVP)
Thomas Causey ... sound mixer
David B. Cohn ... sound editor (as David B. Cohen M.P.S.E.)
Susan Dudeck ... sound editor
John P. Fasal ... sound effects recordist (as John Paul Fasal)
Nerses Gezalyan ... machine operator
Meredith Gold ... assistant sound editor
Scott Hecker ... sound editor (as Scott A. Hecker M.P.S.E.)
Jeffrey M. Jones ... production sound mixer: second unit
Donlee Jorgensen ... sound editor
Richard Kite ... second boom operator
Rick Kline ... re-recording mixer
Bruce Lacey ... sound editor
Phillip Linson ... sound editor (as Phil Linson)
Ron Meredith ... assistant sound editor
Karen Minahan ... assistant sound editor
Bob Newlan ... sound editor
Dan O'Connell ... foley artist
Kevin O'Connell ... re-recording mixer
Greg Orloff ... foley mixer
Mark Pappas ... foley editor
Matt Patterson ... recordist (as Matthew Patterson)
Randy Piotroski ... A.D.R. Recordist
Jim Quinn ... machine operator
Charleen Richards ... A.D.R. Mixer
Jeanine Schaack ... assistant sound editor
Randy Singer ... foley recordist
Alicia Stevenson ... foley artist
Renee Tondelli ... adr editor
Marvin Walowitz ... sound editor
David Williams ... foley editor
Karen G. Wilson ... sound editor
Randle Akerson ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Sandy Berman ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Nerses Gezalyan ... foley recordist (uncredited)
Renee Tondelli ... adr co-supervisor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Phil Cory ... special effects coordinator
Robert DeVine ... special effects
Hans Metz ... special effects technician
Rudy Perez ... special effects
Jimmy Thomson ... special effects
Chris Walas ... animal special effects/prosthetics

Visual Effects by

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Scott Beattie ... motion control supervisor: Dream Quest Images
Mat Beck ... visual effects supervisor
Beverly Bernacki ... optical supervisor: Available Light
Jeff Burks ... animation supervisor: DQI
Rob Burton ... animation camera
Kevin Fitzgerald ... motion control supervisor: Dream Quest Images
Gary Friedman ... vfx production coordinator
David Goldberg ... model shop supervisor
Erik Henry ... visual effects coordinator
Rick Johnson ... blue screen supervisor (as Richard Johnson)
Katherine Kean ... visual effects supervisor: Available Light
Rob Maine ... motion control animation camera
Jeff Matakovich ... optical supervisor: optical illusions
Derrick Mitchell ... assistant visual effects editor
Dennis Rogers ... first assistant camera
Jody Rogers ... visual effects editor
Michael O. Sajbel ... director of photography: miniatures unit / director: miniatures unit
Jack Sessums ... head model maker
Keith Shartle ... visual effects executive producer: DQI
Robert Stadd ... visual effects producer: DQI
Rick Stern ... motion control assistant
James Valentine ... rotoscope supervisor: Dream Quest Images
John T. Van Vliet ... visual effects supervisor: Available Light
Steve Wright ... digital effects supervisor: Sidley Wright & Assoc.
Joseph Thomas ... matchmove photography (uncredited)

Stunts

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Jake Brake ... stunt double
Eddie Braun ... assistant stunt coordinator / stunt double: Charlie Sheen
BJ Davis ... stunts
Richard Epper ... stunts
Allan Graf ... stunts
Terry Jackson ... stunt double: Lloyd Bridges
Ernie F. Orsatti ... stunt coordinator (as Ernie Orsatti)
Birgit K. Schier ... stunts
Brian J. Williams ... stunts
Christopher Doyle ... stunts (uncredited)
Andy Gill ... utility stunts (uncredited)
Barbara Anne Klein ... stunts (uncredited)
Ray Lykins ... lead stunt double: stair fall (uncredited)
Noon Orsatti ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Nico Bally ... grip
Marsha Blackburn ... still photographer
Paul 'Doc' Byrd ... director of photography: aerial unit
Scott Crabbe ... video assist operator
Gary Dagg ... key grip
William E. Kelley Jr. ... camera operator: aerial footage
Joe Kelly ... best boy grip
Jon Kranhouse ... aerial photographer
Peter McAdams ... grip
Mike McEveety ... assistant camera
William Russell ... first assistant camera: aerial unit
Geno Salvatori ... director of photography: second unit
Cricket Sloat ... dimmer board operator
Bruce Macaulay ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Laurel Frushour ... set costumer
Mark Peterson ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Ronald L. Carr ... location manager
Jay Gowey ... location representative: Los Angeles Harbor

Music Department

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Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor
Alex Garcia ... assistant music editor
Brian L. McCarty ... music playback operator
Maria Newman ... musician
Brian Reeves ... mixing engineer
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn
Ted Whitfield ... music editor

Transportation Department

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William Ballard ... transportation captain
Roger Bojarski Jr. ... driver: honeywagon
Timothy P. Ryan ... transportation
Gary Shephard ... transportation coordinator
Larry Shephard ... transportation coordinator
Ledge Musselman ... driver props truck (uncredited)

Other crew

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David Allsberry ... animal handler
Phil Bautista ... production assistant
Jack I. Bernstein ... assistant to director
Michael E. Boyle ... animal handler (as Michael Boyle)
Jeanie Daniels ... payroll accountant
James Deeth ... cine-exec victor vision crew (as Jim Deeth)
Jessica Drake ... dialect coach
Allen Gerbino ... aerial coordinator/pilot (as Al Gerbino) / aerial technical coordinator (as Al Gerbino)
Skip Holm ... aerial coordinator / pilot
Charles Johnston ... pilot
Jo Ann Kane ... copyist (as JoAnn Kane)
Harriet Katz-Stevens ... accountant: aerial unit
Lonnie Kragel ... production coordinator aerial unit
Christopher Landry ... production assistant
Rodney Liber ... production executive
Julia Marino ... publicist
Paul Metz ... pilot
Gary Alan Meyers ... production assistant
Phill Norman ... title designer
Brent Parker ... pilot (as Brent Barker)
Derry J. Pearce ... production accountant
Alan Preston ... supplier: aircraft and pilots
Matt Rebenkoff ... set production assistant
Rick Rozzini ... assistant choreographer
Jeff Senour ... cine-exec victor vision crew
Shawn Stevens ... crafts services/catering
Chuck Thornton ... pilot
Lester Wilson ... choreographer
Ted Yonenaka ... craft service
Billy Badalato ... aerial supervisor (uncredited)
Michael Parkhurst ... equipment supplier (uncredited) / technical advisor (uncredited)
John D. Sarviss ... helicopter pilot (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines The mother of all movies! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Hot Shots: An Important Movie! (United States)
  • Hot Shots! - Die Mutter aller Filme (Germany)
  • Hot Shots! La madre de todos los desmadres (Spain)
  • Гарячi голови (Ukraine)
  • Hot Shots (Turkey, Turkish title)
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Runtime
  • 84 min
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Box Office

Budget $26,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $10,848,182, 04 Aug 1991
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $181,096,164

Did You Know?

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Trivia Valeria Golino claims the scene in which she catches an olive popped out of her bellybutton was accomplished without trick photography. See more »
Goofs When Topper enters the base on his motorcycle the first time, the gate guard salutes him even through he is not wearing any officer rank. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Doc Hollywood/Return to the Blue Lagoon/Hot Shots!/Paris Is Burning/Another You (1991). See more »
Soundtracks Dream Lover See more »
Crazy Credits TOPPING FOR BROWNIES 1/2 cup butter 3 squares butter chocolate,melted 2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar 1 or 2 teaspoons cinnamon(optional) 2 egg yolks,beaten Cream butter until light and lemon coloured. Gradually add sugar and egg yolks. Add chocolate. See more »
Quotes Admiral Benson: [while standing on top of the aircraft carrier, his cap blew off and landed in the ocean] Holy Cow! My cap blew off! Swing her round. We'll pick it up.
Officer: But, sir, we're on the mission.
Admiral Benson: Good thinking. We'll pick it up on the way back. We gotta mark the spot, though. Put Robinowitz in a life raft. Have him row in circles until we return.
Officer: It could be days.
Admiral Benson: Then put some food in the life raft, for god's sake, man. Do I have to think of everything? We'll tape his favorite shows, he won't miss anything.
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