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« on: January 14, 2018, 12:04:21 AM »

  I love this movie.  I had a VHS copy of it that I bought back in 1985 which I literally watched till it wore out, and when I saw it was coming on Showtime at 3 AM one night this week, I HAD to record it. 

The late seventies to early eighties was a golden decade for spoof movies.  AIRPLANE 1 and 2, POLICE SQUAD (Which spawned the NAKED GUN movies), and then this neat little work of pure genius.  Later generation spoofs (the SCARY MOVIE franchise most notably) were either wall-to-wall crudeness mixed in with dumb punch lines and maybe three or four good gags, all of which were in the trailer.  TOP SECRET is full of surprises from start to finish!

  Sight gags, word plays, bad puns, ripping off scenes from every World War II spy movie of the sixties, seventies, and eighties, homages to THE BLUE LAGOON, BONANZA, E.T., THE WIZARD OF OZ, and a half dozen other films, and some jaw-dropping hilarity.  All I can say is, if you've never seen this one, you need to.  It's a hoot!!  5/5
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 04:08:55 AM »

Val Kilmer grabs a bottle of something:

VK: "Do you mind if I have a swig of this?"
Soldier: "Go right ahead."
VK: [swallows, spits] "What the hell is this stuff?"
Soldier [grins] "Gasoline."

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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 06:13:21 AM »

"This all just sounds like some bad movie.." [both look at the camera]



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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2018, 08:40:06 AM »

Now that I have a PC again, I think I should do a review of it.
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2018, 08:45:01 AM »

LAAAAATTTTTTRRRRRRRIIIIINNNNNNNE!!!!!!!!!!!!  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 09:59:55 AM »

"Apparently your friend did not realize that here in East Germany we use 220-volt current. He was found impaled upon a large electric device. Our surgeons did all they could, but it took them twelve hours just to get the smile off his face."
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2018, 09:57:08 AM »

Was that the one where Ford got sick of the pinto jokes and sued over the exploding pinto bit?
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2018, 05:57:10 PM »

Was that the one where Ford got sick of the pinto jokes and sued over the exploding pinto bit?


There is only one Pinto joke in the movie, but it's a good one!  I hadn't heard they sued, though.
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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2018, 11:57:43 PM »

Was that the one where Ford got sick of the pinto jokes and sued over the exploding pinto bit?


There is only one Pinto joke in the movie, but it's a good one!  I hadn't heard they sued, though.
Thank you both for reminding me that: Yes, this is the movie I remember, saw in a theater when it was new, and laughed my ass off! 
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2018, 02:57:00 PM »

YES! And the music numbers are pretty good too. The best is the opening title song, 'Skeet Surfing.'
Gotta love these guys...they know how to stand a cliche on it's head and throw stuff at it.
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2018, 10:35:44 PM »

Why is this in the BAD movies section again?  Question
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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2018, 05:09:01 PM »

Why is this in the BAD movies section again?  Question
Because it was cheesy and probably made pretty cheaply. Amusing though it was, it was clearly a comedy knock-off.
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