Everybody has either a film star or character that they had a crush on during their formative years. So which…
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Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany.
The Zucker-Abraham-Zucker projects were like hyperactive children running loose on the street with no parents looking after them, and the best of all is: nothing wrong ever happened to them! Top Secret! is my third favorite spoof from the hyperactive trio, moving from gag to gag mercilessly, and with a sufficiently exaggerated attention to detail to guarantee rewatchability and catch those hidden visual jokes or audible lines that you missed in your first watch. It also embraces its era properly and makes an insanely effective multicultural collage, which comes as quite absurd if you think about it: a WWII East Germany featuring Elvis spoofs, Pac-Man, the 80s dress and hair arrangement codes, and pizza parlors. All jokes and gags are…
A flat out comedy masterpiece, and staggeringly, one that remains the ZAZ team's undiscovered feature for many. It is my life's mission to get more people to see it.
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Anyone looking to see how to make a spoof/parody movie should look no further than this. My wife has waxed lyrically about this film for years as when she was a child her best friends brother worked on this an Pinewood. Take a bow Mr David Allday, a man who even got his name into Tim Burton's "Batman". There's a scene in it where a nameplate on a table bears his name during a press conference with Commissioner Gordon, trivial I know but the girls still talk about it.
Val Kilmer has never been funnier. He's also never been thinner, boy is he thin here. A crazy plot that involves an evil East Germany attempting to sink…
Whilst it’s fairly understandable that some things will get lost in the shuffle when your back catalogue includes the likes of the Naked Gun films and Airplane!, I can’t understand how little praise I’ve seen for this film over the years. It does lack a real stand out or oft quoted gag such as the “I am serious... and don't call me Shirley” line from Airplane! or a character as strongly defined as the Naked Gun’s Frank Drebin, but it does have just as high a hit rate of stupidly puerile humour, great sight gags, clever wordplay and inventive shots to mean that it should be included in any discussion of the best spoof comedies.
It also has a great…
A movie that contains the greatest visual gags ever committed to film.
Well, the ones that aren't in The Naked Gun, Airplane and Hot Shots: Part Deus anyway.
A classic that receives nowhere near enough attention for it's hilarious comedy value. For a fan of Airplane, which will most likely be the majority of people reading, this is a must watch.
Fantastic, underrated comedy that deserves so much more.
This movie is terrible, and I have no sense of humour.
There are few things wrong with this movie.
Hugely under appreciated ZAZ film, spoofing both war movies and Elvis movies. There are some brilliantly inventive jokes and a decent story to hang it all on. If you like Airplane, and you've not seen this, you really should check it out.
Love, love, love this movie.
So many brilliantly stupid gags, excellent Val Kilmer, that Cow!
And the underwater fight scene is just amazing.
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Primera película de los ZAZ tras el descomunal éxito de Aterriza como puedas (1980). Se trata de una parodia del cine de espías con trasfondo político que volvió a poner el énfasis en unos “gags” visuales francamente trabajados y logrados.
Un filme verdaderamente divertido.
Wonderfully ridiculous. The hit:miss ratio may not be as good as Airplane! but there's a much joy to be had here on account of its utter silliness. To the extent that even some of the bad jokes become quite endearing.
What it ends up boiling down to is an unending stream of puns and coarse visual gags one must wade through hopeless production values to take pleasure in.
- Fast Times at Ridgemont High
- Batman Returns
- Howard the Duck
- Morning Glory
- Eagle vs. Shark
- Black Dynamite
- Death to Smoochy
- The Happiness of the Katakuris
- In the Loop
- Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop…
- Thank You for Smoking
- Grosse Pointe Blank
Here are a few of my favorites, what about you?