"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:

Grab your guns! It's Hot Shots Part Deux! 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

Dexter Heyman's final scene is a reference to many Warner Bros. "Coyote & Road Runner" cartoons, where the Coyote would fall into an abyss and leave a dust cloud upon hitting the ground. See more »

Goofs

When they are rigged to parachute in, their gear is in a free-fall configuration and they are wearing free-fall parachutes, but their chutes have a yellow static line that opens the chute automatically. Free-fall parachutes don't have a yellow static line, they have a rip-cord that the jumper must pull themselves or is automatically deployed at pre-determined altitude by an altimeter the jumper wears on their wrist. See more »

Quotes

Ramada Rodham Hayman: I'm married. I was married before you and I ever met. I'm still married today.
Topper Harley: You're joking.
Ramada Rodham Hayman: I'm not.
Topper Harley: You've got to be.
Ramada Rodham Hayman: If I was joking, I would say: "A horse walks into a bar. The bartender says, 'Why the long face?'"
Topper Harley: You are married.
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Crazy Credits

Right at the end, after the line about being filmed in front of a live audience, there's a line recorded backwards that says "his boat has been demolished" 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 The Arsenio Hall Show (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme
from Sea Hunt (1958)
Written by David Rose (as Ray Llewelyn)
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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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