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The gang that created Airplane and The Naked Gun sets its sights on Top Gun in this often hilarious spoof starring Charlie Sheen, who previously only inspired laughs with his personal life. He plays Topper Harley, a fighter pilot with an ax to grind: clearing the family name. He gets involved in a relationship with Valerie Golino, a woman with an unusually talented stomach. But his mission is to avenge his father. Lloyd Bridges, late in his career, revealed an aptitude for this kind of silliness, here as a commander who is both incredibly dim and delightfully accident prone. Directed by Jim Abrahams, the film makes fun of a variety of other films as well, from Dances with Wolves to The Fabulous Baker Boys. It was so successful that they all returned in the sequel, Hot Shots! Part Deux. --Marshall Fine

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen


Charlie SheenLt. Topper Harley
Cary ElwesLt. Kent Gregory
Valeria GolinoRamada Thompson
Lloyd BridgesAdm. Thomas 'Tug' Benson
Kevin DunnLt. Cmdr. James Block
Jon CryerJim 'Wash Out' Pfaffenbach
William O'LearyPete 'Dead Meat' Thompson
Kristy SwansonKowalski
Efrem Zimbalist Jr.Wilson
Bill IrwinBuzz Harley
Heidi SwedbergMary Thompson
Bruce A. Young'Red' Herring
Ryan Stiles'Mailman' Farnham

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Jim Abrahams
  • Producer: Fox
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJul 31, 1991
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 2, 2003
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