"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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Just Deux it. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

In the riverboat scene when Charlie Sheen runs across Martin Sheen, both are repeating voice overs from their respective Vietnam era movies. Charlie Sheen repeating lines from "Platoon" and Martin Sheen repeating lines from "Apocalypse Now". See more »

Goofs

In the "dim sum" fighting scene Topper decides against gummy bears to spike his gloved fists. However, when Topper accidentally hits the referee in the face, gummy bears can be seen sticking to the referee's right cheek and nose. See more »

Quotes

Tug Benson: Every time I give an order, it gets screwed up! Plan a reception, wrong hors d'oeuvres. Appoint an ambassador, he leaves the country.
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Crazy Credits

On the soundtrack list, there is a song called: "I GOT A LOT OF HAIR FOR A BALD GUY AND IF I WEAR IT LIKE THIS YOU WON'T NOTICE" by Michael Bolton 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

Spoofs Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) See more »

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Innamorata
Written by Harry Warren and Jack Brooks
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Greatest comedy ever!
1 October 2005 | by nifelhemSee all my reviews

OK, let's get this clear; Hot shots IS silly. Silly, simple, stupid and ABSOLUTELY pointless. But hey, it IS a slapstick comedy, and a ******* GREAT ONE! MUCH better than the first movie! In EVERY SECOND of the movie there is a gag, a joke, or someone or something that is so damn funny that I can't help myself from falling of the chair laughing like hell! I think I've seen this movie over 20 times, It's still the funniest movie ever for me. I guess when it comes to movies of this kind, I just want them to be as stupid, with as many jokes per minute, as possible. I think Charlie Sheen is perfect for this role, he does look serious, like some kind of a bad Rambo-wannabe, and a serious-looking person doing stupid things is always great. It's also great that Richard Crenna plays almost the same character as in Rambo 3, with many of his lines unchanged. If you've watched the Rambo-movies, (most important the third one), you'll get more of the gags and the dialogs, especially in the scenes from the Buddhist temple. Saddam Hussein is also excellent, he looks really like the real one! If you like stupid and crazy movies...WATCH THIS!


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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