Top Secret!

Top Secret! (1984)

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Corrected entry: After Dr. Flammond has been bailed out, a patrol car attacks the Resistance members. Chocolate Mousse fires at it and blows a tyre out but, after the whole crew has climbed aboard (without changing the tire first), the car moves off at full speed with the only wobbles in its drive being conditioned by the rough terrain.

Correction: The car was also blown up in a huge fireball but escapes virtually unscathed. It's a joke, part of the film - they even point out that the indestructible car is due to the fact that 'The Germans make such great cars!'

New this month Correction: The other joke there is that it zoomed in on the Pinto badge on the car... The Pinto was, of course, somewhat legendary for catching fire in even fairly low speed collisions under specific circumstances. The meta joke there is that the Pinto was American, not German.

Corrected entry: Much of the German in the film is actually Yiddish, a type of German dialect spoken primarily by Ashkenazic Jews.

Correction: All the German I heard sounded like regular German.

STP

Corrected entry: Immediately after the underwater fight scene, Hillary stops the bike to watch Nick exit the water. He shakes his wet head, camera switches to Hillary, back to Nick, and his hair and clothes are quite dry.

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Correction: That's exactly the point. They filmed Val Kilmer walking backwards into the lake and printed it in reverse to show him emerging bone dry and perfectly groomed from a vicious fight - it's a send up of films that show movie heroes able to do just that.

Corrected entry: During the scene in the cafe when Nick convinces everyone he is not Mel Torme, everyone is dancing along with him. It's obvious during one of the shots the men dancing on tables are swinging 'dummies' instead of real women.

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Correction: This is a deliberate part of the film, to make it look ridiculous.

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Nick Rivers: Hillary. That's an unusual name.
Hillary Flammond: It's a German name. It means 'she whose bosoms defy gravity'.
Nick Rivers: I'm pleased to meet you. My name's Nick.
Hillary Flammond: Nick? What does that mean?
Nick Rivers: Oh, nothing. My dad thought of it while he was shaving.

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Chocolate Mousse and Deja Vu are playing darts on the plane at the end of the movie. In the next shot where Hillary is hugging her father, the darts change positions.

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Val Kilmer sang all of his own parts in this film. That fact was a contributing factor to his being offered the role of Jim Morrison in "The Doors."

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