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Popular and dashing American singer Nick Rivers travels to East Germany to perform in a music festival. When he loses his heart to the gorgeous Hillary Flammond, he finds himself caught up in an underground resistance movement. Rivers joins forces with Agent Cedric and Flammond to attempt the rescue of her father, Dr. Paul, from the Germans, who have captured the scientist in hopes of coercing him into building a new naval mine.
If you want your stomach and your jaw to hurt for the entire day, watch Airplane! and Top Secret! back to back.
Every scene is absolutely hilarious. Zucker-Abraham-Zucker is the best directing trio. Nobody will ever make movies like they did. The plot is almost nonexistent, but it doesn't matter. Val Kilmer is really good and his musical numbers are brilliant.
Can somebody recommend me any movies like this, Airplane, Hot Shots and The Naked Gun Trilogy? I would really love to see more movies that will make me burst into laughter every 10 seconds.
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Top Secret! is both a mischievous spoof and an entertaining spy picture in its own right, rambunctiously toying with cliches and tropes until it emerges as one of the great works of surrealism ever made by the Zucker Bros. It may not match the fluidity and iconic stature of Airplane! or the modern revitalization of The Naked Gun, but it is a film that was made to entertain and to bring out constant belly laughs.
Val Kilmer absolutely owns the character of Nick Rivers, and his physicality and dedication to the film is commendable to say the least. The direction is incredibly visual, with key areas of the frame revealing unexpected but hilarious bits of humor that is timed to perfection. The jokes come at a nonstop pace, and by the end, you're either utterly exhausted or ready to jump right back into the lunacy.
Sort of a "Bye Bye Birdie" meets "The Great Escape," Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, and David Zucker's "Top Secret!" is a witty and buoyant comedy that effortlessly blends spoof, sight gags, and generalized cleverness. Following the adventures of an American pop star whose tour to East Germany finds him entangled with a multi-national resistance movement, the comedy blends war pictures, spy movies, and musicals to satisfying effect.
Starring a toothy Val Kilmer as American musician, Nick Rivers, "Top Secret!" deposits the singing sensation in the middle of postwar East Germany. The narrative revolves around Rivers' misadventures as he falls for a woman and becomes part of a plot involving freeing the woman's father from nefarious control.
The story makes a…
Es un musical, una peli de espías y una comedia perfecta que incluye una pelea vaquera en un salón submarino y dos o tres de los más desternillantes gags del séptimo arte.
Alucinantes la entrega de Val Kilmer en toda la peli o la de Peter Cushing en lo suyo.
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…
"It all sounds like some bad movie."
Val Kilmer is a Beach Boys / Beatles / Elvis pop star going to Germany during World War II, and he gets roped into wartime shenanigans. It's another entertainingly juvenile spoof comedy from Zucker Abrahams Zucker; it's got some great visual gags, but survives mostly by throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks. As a result, when it doesn't stick or misses the wall entirely it can get a bit tiresome, but it tends to hit a lot just for how often it tries, and it occasionally strikes gold. It's no Airplane! or Naked Gun, but the few brilliant jokes scattered among the average or unfunny ones make it basically worth…
An underrated gem from the 80's. One of the most silly and funniest film from the decade, it is up there with Airplane, and its directed and written by the same people i believe.
If you like silly and dumb movies like Airplane, this is a must!
Parodies have gotten a real bad reputation over the recent years as even this genre got the sequel curse. I’m talking about the Scary Movie anthology which wasn’t great to start with. It was mildly funny. The kind of humor where you can’t really laugh loudly but you also can’t keep a straight face so you let some air out of your nose to show your amusement. The genre really had its peak in the 80’s after the success of Monty Python. Movies like Airplane and Hot Shots are two examples. A third would be this one.
The film takes place in East Germany but somehow it’s still under the rule of the Nazi who hatch a plot where they…
Way too many comedies don't make me laugh very much or at all, but Top Secret definitely doesn't fall into that category. This was very funny. It's a bit slow to start, but once the jokes and performances begin it's all a lot of fun. It would be weaker without the song parodies, which I really enjoyed. Top Secret is absolutely silly, but delightfully so. Just look at the cow jokes!
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For the past few days I've been thinking about the logistics of shooting that reversed take, and how much a sequence that bizarre contributes to the tone of the film. But the Nick-Hilary-Nigel introduction scene shows that even if a lot of the Zucker-Abrams humor comes from impossible/unexpected scenarios, they are at their funniest when it's just character interactions.
Solid comedy. Same makers and basic style of Airplane! Not quite up to Airplane!'s standards, but a solid comedy.
Same people who made this film also made airplane. Pretty funny film. Totally worth a viewing.
Val kilmar did a good job with his role.
Top Secret! is 90 minutes of rapid fire humor. It's all very silly and over the top, so it can get predictable after a while. However, there were a couple parts that made me genuinely laugh out loud, and it also features a hilarious Beach Boys parody. In his first feature film, Val Kilmer gives a delightfully zany performance as Nick Rivers who finds himself amidst a secret Cold War operation while visiting East Germany. Overall, Top Secret! is by no means a great comedy. Nonetheless, it still has its high points and was a pretty fun watch.
Eine typische ZAZ-Produktion die so wahrscheinlich nur in den 80ern gedreht werden konnte: Val Kilmer als 80’s-Elvis/Beach Boys-Verschnitt, Peter Cushing und Omar Sharif in Nebenrollen und eine großartige Szene die komplett rückwärts gedreht wurde machen "Top Secret!" zu einer stellenweise sehr witzigen Sache; vor allem wenn man sich den als Deutscher anschaut.
recommend shit to me, please! esp. little known sleazy stuff