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Genre  Comedy
Producer  Bill Badalato
Country  United States
6.7/10 IMDb

Director  Jim Abrahams
Music director  Sylvester Levay
Screenplay  Jim Abrahams, Pat Proft
Language  English
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Writer  Jim Abrahams, Pat Proft
Release date  July 31, 1991 (1991-07-31)
Cast  Charlie Sheen (Lt. Topper Harley / Rhett Butler / Superman), Cary Elwes (Lt. Kent Gregory), Valeria Golino (Ramada Thompson / Scarlett O'Hara / Lois Lane), Lloyd Bridges (Adm. Thomas 'Tug' Benson), Kevin Dunn (Lt. Cmdr. James Block), Jon Cryer (Jim 'Wash Out' Pfaffenbach)
Similar movies  Dr. No, You Only Live Twice, From Russia With Love, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Mission: Impossible, The Living Daylights
Tagline  The mother of all movies.

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Hot Shots! is a 1991 comedy film which stars Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges, Jon Cryer, Kevin Dunn, Kristy Swanson, and Bill Irwin. It was directed by Jim Abrahams, co-director of Airplane!, and was written by Abrahams and Pat Proft. It was followed by a sequel, Hot Shots! Part Deux in 1993. Both Sheen and Cryer would later costar in the TV series Two and a Half Men, with Ryan Stiles playing a recurring role. The film is primarily a parody of Top Gun, with some scenes spoofing other popular films, including 9½ Weeks, Dances with Wolves, Marathon Man, Rocky, Superman and Gone with the Wind.


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The film begins at Flemner Air Base 20 years in the past. A pilot named Leland "Buzz" Harley (Bill Irwin) loses control of his plane and ejects, leaving his co-pilot Dominic "Mailman" Farnum (Ryan Stiles) to crash alone; although Mailman survives, he's mistaken for a deer owing to the branches stuck to his helmet and is shot by a hunter. Topper Harley (Charlie Sheen) wakes up from a nightmare he's having about the event when Lt. Commander Block (Kevin Dunn) asks him to return to active duty as a pilot in the U.S. Navy, to help on a new top secret mission: Operation Sleepy Weasel. Harley starts to show some psychological problems, especially when his father is mentioned. His therapist, Ramada (Valeria Golino), tries to keep Topper from flying, but she relents, and also starts to build a budding romance with Topper. Meanwhile, Topper gets into a rivalry with another fighter pilot, Kent Gregory (Cary Elwes), who hates Topper because of the loss of his father "Mailman" to Buzz Harley, and believes Topper cannot handle combat pressure.

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Meanwhile, Block starts privately meeting with an airplane tycoon, Mr. Wilson, who has recently built a new "Super Fighter" that will make the American pilots superior. Block reveals that he brought back Topper for the reason of making Sleepy Weasel fail. Block would then report that it was the Navy's planes that were the real reason for the mission failure and that they need to be replaced with Wilson's planes. During one of the last training missions, an accident between Pete "Dead Meat" Thompson (William O'Leary) and Jim "Wash-Out" Pfaffenbach (Jon Cryer) leaves Dead Meat dead and Wash Out reassigned to radar operator. Block believes this is enough to convince the Navy to buy new fighters, but Wilson calls it a "minor incident", saying the planes need to fail in combat.

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Meanwhile, Topper starts to show more feelings for Ramada, but she is also smitten with Gregory. On the carrier U.S.S. Essess, Block reveals the mission to be an attack of an Iraqi nuclear plant and assigns Topper to lead the mission, much to Gregory's chagrin. Meanwhile, Wilson, who is also on board, coerces a crew member to sabotage the planes, putting the pilots' lives at risk. Block mentions Buzz Harley to Topper, who becomes overcome with emotion and unable to lead the mission. Block just starts to call out for the mission to be aborted when Iraqi fighters attack the squadron. All the planes' weapons fail and Block realizes what has happened. He then tells Topper that he saw what really happened with Buzz and Mailman, that Buzz tried to do everything possible to save Mailman, but ended up falling out of the plane, failing in his attempts. Inspired, Topper single-handedly beats the Iraqi fighters and bombs the nuclear plant. Back aboard ship, Wilson's plan is revealed and his standing with the military is lost. Back in port, Gregory accepts Topper as a great pilot and lets Ramada be with Topper.

Critical reaction

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The film debuted at number one in the US. Hot Shots was both a critical and commercial success, grossing over $180 million worldwide. The film holds an 83% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes based on 24 reviews. The film was chosen for the 1991 Royal Film Performance.

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