Top Secret!

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Having spoofed one genre with considerable success, the Airplane team cast their net wider to send up a host of venerable movie chestnuts. Set in a peculiar national and temporal limbo, it has US teen rock idol Nick Rivers (Kilmer) travelling to Nazified East Germany to entertain culturally deprived Iron Curtain bobby-soxers. The gags come thick, fast and arbitrary - surfing gags, Pacman gags, Steve McQueen Great Escape gags - all aimed at the belly or lower, with a variable strike rate. The first half chugs along quite happily, but whereas in Airplane the jokes could simply be strung on a hand-me-down storyline, here the demands of the plot start to play havoc with the levity. Signs of desperation have begun to creep in some time before the end.

By: JP

Details

Release details

Duration:
90 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Screenwriter:
Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Martyn Burke
Cast:
Val Kilmer
Lucy Gutteridge
Peter Cushing
Christopher Villiers
Jeremy Kemp
Warren Clarke
Michael Gough
Omar Sharif
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