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Hot Shots!

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Action / Comedy / War

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20th Century Fox / 1991


Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino and Jon Cryer co-star in director Jim Abrahams' (Airplane, Naked Gun) truly hilarious spoof of Top Gun. Recruited to join a top-secret mission for the Air Force, a renegade pilot (Sheen) finds himself coping with an incompetent admiral (Bridges) and a carefully selected squadron of flyers who are either inept or half-blind.
(The above plot description was taken from Movie Collector -

Quick Review

Often hilarious, most of the time funny and rarely completely off the mark, this comedy is a just a laugh riot, in the vein of The Naked Gun and Top Secret thought it doesn't quite reach those two classics. Only on repeated viewings does the impression wane a bit.

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