THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

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TOP SECRET (1984)


Last night after Terminator we found time to show Aidan and Emma another one of the classic comedies we think they should experience. Top Secret! (1984) by the guys who did Airplane! becomes number #56 on the movie countdown. Funny how time fools you - I remember being disappointed when this came out and warned the kids that this might not be as jokey as Airplane! But as we watched, this is every bit as funny as anything Zucker Abrahams and Zucker have done! Val Kilmer (his debut!) is Nick Rivers, a teen heartthrob a la Elvis who suddenly is mixed up with Nazis and spys. We all laughed our asses off and wondered why this film doesn't have the following of Airplane! Filled with character actors doing hilarious bits off their normal persona, Top Secret! also features Omar Sharif, Peter Cushing, Jeremy Kemp and Michael Gough playing it straight with the standard ridiculous sight gags and dialogue. If you haven't seen this film in a long time, check it out. A little harder to find then most of their material but worth it.

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