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Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 21 May 1993 (USA)
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"Rambo" parody in which Topper Harley leads a rescue team into Iraq to save Iraqi war prisoners and all of their previous rescue teams.

Director:

Jim Abrahams

Writers:

Jim Abrahams (characters), Pat Proft (characters) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Sheen ... Topper Harley
Lloyd Bridges ... Tug Benson
Valeria Golino ... Ramada Rodham Hayman
Richard Crenna ... Col. Denton Walters
Brenda Bakke ... Michelle Rodham Huddleston
Miguel Ferrer ... Harbinger
Rowan Atkinson ... Dexter Hayman
Jerry Haleva ... Saddam Hussein
David Wohl ... Gerou
Mitchell Ryan ... Gray Edwards
Michael Colyar ... Williams
Ryan Stiles ... Rabinowitz
Rosemary Johnston Rosemary Johnston ... Lavinia Rodham Benson
Ben Lemon ... Team 2 Leader
Buck McDancer Buck McDancer ... Richard Nixon
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Storyline

Topper Harley is found working as an odd-job-man in a monastery. The CIA wants him to lead a rescue mission into Iraq, to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team who... who went in to rescue hostages left behind after Desert Storm. The President is Tug Benson, who also likes to be in on the action. Basically, it's a send-up of all the big shoot-em-up Rambo/Robocop/T2/Commando-type movies. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

The mother of all sequels! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual spoofs and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

One of Paul Krugman's favorite films. See more »

Goofs

When Topper shoots the first of many arrows (and before he shoots the chicken), the wire guiding the arrow is clearly visible and moving. See more »

Quotes

Topper Harley: [after Ramada has been shot] For a moment there, I thought you were...
Ramada Rodham Hayman: Gabriella Sabatini? I get that all the time. It must be the nose.
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Crazy Credits

POP QUIZ: 1. Who was the Art Director? 2. What does Don Miloyevich do? 3. What character said "You yankin' my crank"? See more »

Alternate Versions

The film has had a checkered UK censorship history. For its original cinema release, 54 secs were cut for a 12 certificate, removing all footage of nunchakus during the Rambo scene and editing the spoof Basic Instinct sex scene in the apartment. The video was rated PG and the cuts were expanded with a further 1 min 7 secs of additional edits to remove a single use of 'fuck' and the complete removal of the bedroom scene. The same print was used as a basis for the PG-rated DVD, although the distributors made a further two minutes of edits including the removal of Ramada's line "Wild, free, passionate, unbridled sex. I'd fondle you in ways you can't imagine" and even the already PG approved scene in the limousine. The UK Blu-ray version reinstates the previously cut footage and was passed 12 uncut in 2013. See more »

Connections

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme
from American Gladiators (1989)
Written by Bill Conti
Courtesy of The Samuel Goldwyn Company
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Consistently funny and entertaining - one of the best spoofs.
2 March 2003 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

It's surprising how much fresher this movie looks and plays compared to most other spoofs of the 90's. It's a reminder (which you may need after watching films like "Dracula:Dead and Loving It") that ANY genre can work with the right amount of effort put into it. Maybe it does have a few duds here and there, but there are far more surrealistic gems along the way ("Geronimoooo!". "Geronimoooo!". "Meeeee!"). One of the best of its kind. (***)


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hot Shots 2! The Exploitation See more »

Filming Locations:

Stockton, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,250,661, 23 May 1993

Gross USA:

$38,922,972

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$133,752,825
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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