Top Secret!

Top Secret!

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jim Abrahams
David Zucker
Jerry Zucker
Produced by Jon Davison
Hunt Lowry
Written by Jim Abrahams
David Zucker
Jerry Zucker
Martyn Burke
Starring Val Kilmer
Lucy Gutteridge
Omar Sharif
Peter Cushing
Michael Gough
Jeremy Kemp
Christopher Villiers
Music by Maurice Jarre
Cinematography Christopher Challis
Editing by Françoise Bonnot
Bernard Gribble
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) June 8, 1984 (1984-06-08)[1]
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $20,458,340

Top Secret! is a 1984 comedy film directed by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker. It stars Val Kilmer (in his first feature film), Lucy Gutteridge, Omar Sharif, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough and Jeremy Kemp. The film is a parody of the GDR era and Elvis films. The original music score is composed by Maurice Jarre.



Nick Rivers (Val Kilmer) and Hillary Flammond (Lucy Gutteridge) break the fourth wall after Hillary says, "It all sounds like some bad movie".

The film tells the story of Nick Rivers (Kilmer), an American pop singer (whose songs sound suspiciously like those of Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys and Little Richard), who goes to East Germany (but the film, anachronistically, also parodies Nazi Germany) to perform at a cultural festival. While there, he becomes involved in the French resistance movement and helps the beautiful Hillary Flammond (Gutteridge) rescue her father (Gough), a brilliant scientist being held by the Germans and forced to build the deadly Polaris naval mine.

The film also features short performances by Omar Sharif as Agent Cedric, and Peter Cushing as a Swedish bookstore proprietor, in a scene filmed completely in reverse.


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