Movie? What movie?
This film is a hilarious parody of every conceivable genre – teenage rock stars, espionage, war plus the proverbial ‘love story’. The gags come thick and fast as ‘Top Secret’ takes you from one parodic scene to the next. Scenes that include mistaken impromptu performances, the distress of double-crossed lovers and culminates in the ‘great escape’ involving a herd of sure-footed cattle!
Val Kilmer is Nick Rivers, a rock ‘n’ roll star invited to entertain culturally deprived Iron Curtain teenagers and Lucy Gutteridge is Hillary Flammond, an activist in the French Resistance whose comrades include Deja Vu and Latrine.
Having spoofed us all with ‘Airplane’, the same team have their feet firmly on the ground in a totalitarian state… the result remains ‘Top Secret’.
- " It's no classic, but Top Secret is funny, good-natured, and – with one exception early on involving a marital aid – clean. " – Patrick Taggart
- " Not even half as funny as "Airplane!' but still… a lot more clever than most movie comedies made today. " – Gene Siskel
- " Abrahams-Zucker-Zucker scatter the jokes the way farmers scatter corn around a chicken house. They're shameless. " – Allan Ulrich