Director: Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker Run Time: 90 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG
Release Year: 1984
Starring: Hillary Flammond, Jeremy Kemp, Omar Sharif, Val Kilmer, Warren Clarke
The Cold War era gets the theatrical spoof treatment in TOP SECRET! A 35mm presentation!
Shhh…The Airplane! crew of Zucker–Abraham-Zucker targets World War II spy and Elvis films (along with nearly every other film genre) in their second spoof feature, Top Secret!. In his debut feature, Val Kilmer stars as the American rock-and-roll idol Nick Rivers who, while on performing in East Germany on a goodwill tour behind the Iron Curtain, falls in love with the daughter of an imprisoned scientist. This leads to his unexpected involvement in an espionage scheme with the French Resistance with Omar Sharif to rescue her father from the German! Cue the gags!
Part of Nitehawk’s May COLD WAR brunch series.