“Top Secret!” ( English Top Secret! ) Is an American comedy film shot in 1984 by Jim Abrahams and brothers David and Jerry Zucker .
|Producer||Jim Abrahams , Jerry Zucker , David Zucker|
|Producer||John Davison, Hunt Lowry|
|Jim Abrahams , Jerry Zucker , David Zucker , Martin Bourke|
|In the main|
|Val Kilmer , Lucy Gutteridge|
|Film company||Paramount pictures|
- 1 plot
- 2 Cast
- 3 Shooting
- 4 Parodies
- 5 See also
- 6 References
American rock singer Nick Rivers ( Kilmer ) arrives in the GDR for a cultural festival, which brought together the best musicians from around the world. In fact, the festival was organized by the special services of the GDR as a distracting maneuver of a complex operation directed against the armed forces of NATO . On the first day, Nick encounters a charming girl, Hillary Flammond, an agent of the Resistance forces inside the GDR. Intelligence agents detain her father, Dr. Paul Flammond. They force him to work on a secret terrible weapon - the Polaris mine. Nick miraculously escapes from execution and from the special services pursuing them and goes to the French resistance operating inside the GDR.
Nick, Hillary, and the resistance fighters infiltrate a military prison, helping Dr. Flammond escape, and expose the traitor in their ranks. Nick manages to win the girl’s heart and perform at the festival, gaining many fans behind the iron curtain .
|Val Kilmer||Nick Rivers|
|Lucy Gutteridge||Hillary Flammond|
|Jeremy Kemp||General Shtrek|
|Warren clark||colonel von horst|
|Richard Mayes||Russian tenor Vladimir Biletnikov|
|Omar Sharif||Agent Cedric|
|Michael Gough||Dr. Paul Flammond|
|Peter Cushing||Swede, seller in a bookstore|
|Gertan Klauber||Mayor of Berlin|
|Jim carter||Deja vu|
|Eddie Tagou||Chocolate mousse|
|Ian McNees||blind souvenir seller|
|Jim Abrahams||episode (uncredited)|
|David Zucker||episode (uncredited)|
|Jerry Zucker||episode (uncredited)|
- The filmmakers played three German soldiers in one of the episodes. The parents of the Zucker brothers - Burton and Charlotte - also played small roles in the film.
- The songs that Val Kilmer sings in the film are actually performed by himself. They were released on the soundtrack to the film under the name of Kilmer's character - Nick Rivers. This is Val Kilmer's first role in a feature film.
- The title track of the film, “Skeet Surfin ',” is a parody of The Beach Boys ' song “Surfin' USA.”
- In the picture of newspapers reporting that Rivers will perform at a festival in East Germany, two headlines read: “Scientists extend orgasm to double digits” and “Meteorite lands next to the child.”
- The “German” that Nick learns on the train is not any language at all. “Swedish”, in which Hillary speaks with the seller of a Swedish second-hand bookstore, is actually phrases in English played in the opposite direction ( reverse ). The waiter, who turns to Nick allegedly in German, actually says a curse in Yiddish . A priest in prison, in the guise of prayer in Latin, reads Latin proverbs and declensions of Latin pronouns.
- When Nick Rivers is in prison, a shot of Cher can be seen on the cell wall several times. At that time, Val Kilmer met with her.
- The image of Nick Rivers is a parody of the American artist Elvis Presley , his manners, performances on stage and films with his participation ( “To love you” ).
- " Finks " (1970) - a parody of the plot.
- " Elvis " (1979) - the scene of the main character singing in a restaurant is similar to the scene from the film by John Carpenter , where Elvis performed in a German restaurant, Nick sings the same song - "Tutti Frutti" .
- “ Cannons of the Island of Navaron” (1961) - the image of the French resistance.
- “The Blue Lagoon” (1980) - Hillary's memories of life on a desert island.
- " Jaws " - a scene with a bull, for pumping and music, a parody of Steven Spielberg's film
- "Indiana Jones: Finding the Lost Ark" - Nick and Nigel fight in a German truck.
- The Wizard of Oz (1939) - the ending of the film.
- Kentucky Solyanka
- " Airplane!"
- The Naked Gun
- "Hot heads!"