Hot Shots!

Hot Shots!

Jim Abrahams (1991)

81min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
If ever a movie was ripe for sending up, then Top Gun was it, and, although this lacks the charm of classic spoofs Airplane! and The Naked Gun, there are enough good gags on show to win over those who wished Tom Cruise had gone down in flames. This time director Jim Abrahams goes solo without the Zucker brothers, but he still displays the same cheerful lack of taste and subtlety, and finds time to poke fun at movies ranging from The Fabulous Baker Boys through to Dances with Wolves. Charlie Sheen enjoys himself as the ludicrously macho fighter pilot hero, although Lloyd Bridges bags the most laughs as the altogether untogether commanding officer.

Summary

A pilot joins an elite squad to take part in a dangerous mission, but faces a struggle to live down his father's bad reputation - and win the love of a glamorous psychiatrist. Comedy spoofing action movies - principally Top Gun - starring Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino, Cary Elwes, Kevin Dunn and William O'Leary.

Cast & Crew

Sean "Topper" Harley / Rhett Butler / Superman Charlie Sheen
Kent Gregory Cary Elwes
Ramada Thompson / Scarlett O'Hara / Lois Lane Valeria Golino
Admiral Benson Lloyd Bridges
Lieutenant Commander Block Kevin Dunn
Pete "Dead Meat" Thompson William O'Leary
Kowalski Kristy Swanson
Wilson Efrem Zimbalist Jr
Buzz Harley Bill Irwin
Jim "Wash Out" Pfaffenbach Jon Cryer
Director Jim Abrahams
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. LtdGuidance: Violence, edited for language. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy