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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Just Deux it. 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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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the restaurant flashback, while they are spoofing the Lady and the Tramp scene, as the musicians enter through the door, one of the three gentlemen discussing on the table to the left is Javier Bardem! (around 0:19:00) See more »

Goofs

A few seconds after Michelle strikes a match on her leg, the sandpaper taped to her leg is visible. See more »

Quotes

[as they jump out of an airplane one by one]
Harbinger: Geronimo!
Rabinowitz: Geronimo!
Geronimo: Me!
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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 Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme
from Father Knows Best (1954)
Written by Irving Friedman and Don A. Ferris (as Don Ferris)
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Completely absurd and over the top, but that's the way this kind of movies should be
16 August 2005 | by philip_vandervekenSee all my reviews

I guess it's quite obvious that those who didn't like the first "Hot Shots" movie just shouldn't give this movie a try. But for the fans of that one, and I'm one of them, this movie promised to offer a lot more pleasure and laughter. What has always appealed to me is the fact that they try to make fun of so many other movies. This time they have re-used parts from movies like "Rambo", "Apocalypse Now", "Terminator", "The Lady and the Tramp"... Trying to find all those references is already a big part of the fun, especially when you already know most of those movies.

In "Hot Shots! Part Deux" Topper Harley has retired again, now living in a Buddhist monastery. But again he is asked by the CIA to lead a special operation into Iraq. He will lead a rescue mission who has to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team who were sent to rescue some prisoners left behind after Desert Storm. While saving them, he will meet again with his beloved Ramada and will shoot a couple millions of Iraqui soldiers...

Even though this movie wasn't as strong as the first one, I must say that I still had a good time with it. Not every part worked very well, but scenes like the one with the chicken shot out of a bow or the 'I loved you in Wall Street' scene are just hilarious. But one of the best parts must have been the one in which they said that the critics wouldn't like it, because this was just a weak copy of the first one in order to make more money. That was so spot on that I couldn't help smiling about it.

About the acting I can be quite brief. It's completely over the top, but what else can you expect from a movie like this one? This is a parody and some normal acting would never be able to put the emphasis on the already absurd situations. It's sometimes a bit too much, but I know that it's necessary for the movie and that's why I still appreciate it.

In the end this is an absurd comedy and parody on many kinds of movies. If you like this kind of humor and know most of the other movies, then you'll probably have a great time with it. I sure liked it and that's why I give it a 7/10.


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