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Hot Shots!

  • Comedy
  • 1991
  • Jim Abrahams
  • 81 mins
  • 12

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.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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.

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Cast

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Sean "Topper" Harley / Rhett Butler / SupermanCharlie Sheen
Kent GregoryCary Elwes
Ramada Thompson / Scarlett O'Hara / Lois LaneValeria Golino
Admiral BensonLloyd Bridges
Lieutenant Commander BlockKevin Dunn
Pete "Dead Meat" ThompsonWilliam O'Leary
KowalskiKristy Swanson
WilsonEfrem Zimbalist Jr
Buzz HarleyBill Irwin
Jim "Wash Out" PfaffenbachJon Cryer

Crew

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DirectorJim Abrahams

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Language
English
Guidance
Violence, edited for language.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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