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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.
Part Six of Preparing (As Much As Humanly Possible) For Inherent Vice
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…
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.
I've loved this movie since I was a kid. Val Kilmer is perfect as Nick Rivers, Omar Sharif as a spy/crushed car, and a cast of characters with names like Latrine, Deja Vu, and Chocolate Mousse. The gags never stop and they still crack me up to this day, even though you see them coming from a mile away. I'll watch it anytime it's on.
"Listen to me, Hillary. I'm not the first guy who fell in love with a woman that he met at a restaurant who turned out to be the daughter of a kidnapped scientist, only to lose her to her childhood lover who she last saw on a deserted island, who then turned out fifteen years later to be the leader of the French underground.
I know. It sounds like a bad movie."
Airplane and Naked Gun often overshadow this gem. But it's just as funny.
While it doesn't quite reach the same heights (no pun intended) as Airplane! this is a very funny film with so many memorable gags.
"Shop at Macy's, and love me tonight!"
I've seen this movie easily half a dozen times at this point, but it still manages to make my chest hurt from laughing every time I watch it.
Some of the jokes no longer hold up, but most of them still do and are just as funny after dozens of viewings. The music is also fun, as is the cast with Val Kilmer and Michael Gough (long before Batman Forever), Jim Carter in the complete opposite of his Downton Abbey role, and a cameo by Peter Cushing.
"Listen to me, Hillary. I'm not the first guy who fell in love with a woman that he met at a restaurant who turned out to be the daughter of a kidnapped scientist, only to lose her to her childhood lover who she last saw on a deserted island, who then turned out fifteen years later to be the leader of the French underground."
Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker strike comedy gold again.
The forgotten Zucker Brothers movie. Val Kilmer's film debut. Weird Al Yankovic's favorite movie of all time. 'Nuff said.
Loved this back in the 80s and 90s however in 2016 it seems strangely sad and unfunny, not sure if it's because of too many viewings or just the passage of time!
Complete list. :-(