Top Secret!

Top Secret!

Jim Abrahams (1984)

15 Certificate


Our Score
The Airplane! team of Jim Abrahams and David and Jerry Zucker is a touch off-form with this Cold War spoof that has an Elvis Presley-style musical grafted on. Part of the problem is the absence of Leslie Nielsen; instead, Val Kilmer makes his feature debut, playing a rock star who becomes involved in a plot to reunite Germany when he plays a gig in East Germany. There are cameos from Peter Cushing, Jeremy Kemp and, hilariously, Omar Sharif, while others dress up as cows, re-enact The Great Escape and shoot clay pigeons while surfing - it's not as funny as it should be, but entertaining enough.


A rock 'n' roll singer goes on tour in East Germany in the 1950s, where a scientist's daughter draws him into the world of international espionage through a French underground movement seeking to foil a Nazi plan to take over the world. Comedy, spoofing Second World War spy thrillers and Elvis movies, starring Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge and Omar Sharif.

Cast & Crew

Nick Rivers Val Kilmer
Hillary Flammond Lucy Gutteridge
Agent Cedric Omar Sharif
Dr Paul Flammond Michael Gough
Bookstore proprietor Peter Cushing
Gen Streck Jeremy Kemp
Col von Horst Warren Clarke
Deja Vu Jim Carter
Director Jim Abrahams
Director David Zucker
Director Jerry Zucker
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Swearing.Available on: video and DVD