Hot Shots!

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Overview

The clichés found in the movie Top Gun are so widespread that this DVD release of Hot Shots! should even find favor with younger moviegoers who've never seen the 1980s Tom Cruise hit that this flick has such an infectiously good time spoofing. Wild spoof comedies aren't the first place to go to find examples of beautiful cinematography but the widescreen anamorphic transfer here is fine and returns the movie to its original theatrical aspect ratio. The disc includes a "making of" documentary and while nothing in ...
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Overview

The clichés found in the movie Top Gun are so widespread that this DVD release of Hot Shots! should even find favor with younger moviegoers who've never seen the 1980s Tom Cruise hit that this flick has such an infectiously good time spoofing. Wild spoof comedies aren't the first place to go to find examples of beautiful cinematography but the widescreen anamorphic transfer here is fine and returns the movie to its original theatrical aspect ratio. The disc includes a "making of" documentary and while nothing in it quite lives up to the witty title "The Making of an Important Movie," it does offer a diverting half hour. While Hot Shots! has more than its share of big laughs, the sequel Hot Shots! Part Deux, a spoof of the Rambo franchise, is actually funnier than the first picture, and both have been released on DVD at the same time.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; "Making of an Important Movie" featurette; Theatrical trailer; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); English Dolby Surround; French Mono; Spanish Mono; English subtitles; Spanish subtitles
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Just as Airplane! made it impossible to take Airport and other disaster movies seriously, Hot Shots! will forever alter the way you view Top Gun. It's another successful parody from director Jim Abrahams, who gets in enough jokes and gags for a week-long festival of standard comedy films. It feels like a speedy derivative of The Marx Brothers at their most ludicrous, or Mad Magazine in motion pictures, and Mel Brooks' movie burlesques (Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, High Anxiety) are certainly close cousins. Abrahams' movies have a consistent style, and they create a surreal atmosphere in which anything might happen. The Hollywood in-jokes are a big part of the laughs, but the set-ups are so fantastic yet familiar that they come off like live-action comics.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/6/2002
  • UPC: 024543046912
  • Original Release: 1991
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo, Dolby Surround
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 31,300

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charlie Sheen Sean "Topper" Harley, Rhett Butler, Superman
Valeria Golino Ramada Thompson, Lois Lane, Scarlett O'Hara
Cary Elwes Kent Gregory
Lloyd Bridges Admiral "Tug" Benson
Kevin Dunn Lt. Comm. Block
Jon Cryer Jim "Washout" Pfaffenbach
Kristy Swanson Kowalski
William O'Leary Pete "Dead Meat" Thompson
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Wilson
Nancy Abrahams Family in front of TV Store
Mark Arnott Rosener
John Bankson Parking Valet
Charles Barkley Himself
Gary Brayboy Sleepy Weasel Squadron Member
Jeff Bright Communications Officer
Al Clegg Jazz
Willie Collins Liberace
Kelly Connell Air Controller
Chris Coyle Conspiratorial Crewman
Cylk Cozart 1st Drill Sergeant
Ryan Cutrona Captain Margolis
Kevin Eads Sleepy Weasel Squadron Member
Richard Emanuel Sleepy Weasel Squadron Member
Mali Finn
Ryan Fitzgerald Scooter
Brent Freeman Sleepy Weasel Squadron Member
Eugene Greytak Pope John Paul II
Jerry Haleva Saddam Hussein
Ed Herschlar Rabbi
William Irwin Buzz Harley
Max Jones Boxer #2
Judy Kahan Nurse
Christopher Keene 2nd Drill Sergeant
Bill Laimbeer Himself
Don Lake Doctor
Richard Lasting Handsome Milkman
Jimmy Lennon Jr. Ring Announcer
Bob Lenz Elvis "The King" Presley
Tony Lorea Humphrey "Bogie" Bogart
Don Luce Paramedic
Craig McIntosh Sleepy Weasel Squadron Member
Tony Moreno Sleepy Weasel Squadron Member
Annie O'Donnell Amish Woman
Dave (The Shark) Oliver Sleepy Weasel Squadron Member
Kip Pierce Sleepy Weasel Squadron Member
Pablo Prietto Parking Valet
Pat Proft Lawrence Lipps
Robert Puro Precocious Paper Boy
Elston Ridgle Boxer #1
Marc Shaiman Piano Player
Tony Simotes Ambulance Driver
Ryan Stiles "Mailman" Farnham
Heidi Swedberg Mrs. "Dead Meat" Thompson
Marie Thomas Francine the Secretary
Rino Thunder Owatonna
Jimmie Ray Weeks Amish Man
Sean Wright Sleepy Weasel Squadron Member
Mack Yamaguchi Eskimo
Bruce A. Young "Red" Herring
Technical Credits
Jim Abrahams Director, Screenwriter
William Badalato Producer
Bill Butler Cinematographer
William Elliott Production Designer
Mali Finn Casting
Janet Graham Associate Producer
Jerie Kelter Set Decoration/Design
Jane Kurson Editor
Silvester Levay Score Composer
Mary Malin Costumes/Costume Designer
Ann Masterson Makeup
Stephen McEveety Associate Producer, Production Designer
Greg Norberg Associate Producer
Ernie F. Orsatti Stunts
Greg Papalia Art Director
Pat Proft Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Eric Sears Editor
Lester Wilson Choreography
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles
2. Buzz's Big Mistake
3. Fluffy Bunny Feet
4. Dream Lover
5. Admiral Benson
6. He's Back
7. The Shrink
8. Sleepy Weasel
9. The Scheme
10. The Man I Love
11. Bedtime Snack
12. What Could Go Wrong?
13. A Good Funeral
14. Topper's Chance
15. Only You (And You Alone)
16. Welcome to the Mediterranean
17. Mission Morning
18. Enemy Air Space
19. A True American Hero
20. Sayonara, Saddam!
21. Topper's Touchdown
22. Homecoming
23. Little Sizzling Belly
24. End Titles
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Language Selection
      English Dolby 5.1 Surround
      Spanish Stereo
      French Stereo
      English Captions for the Hearing Impaired
      Spanish Subtitles
      No Subtitles/Captions
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      "Making of an Important Movie"
      Theatrical Trailer
      Fox Flix: Kung Pow
      Fox Flix: Dude Where's My Car
      Fox Flix: Freddy Got Fingered
      Fox Flix: Monkeybone
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Alnost as funny as Airplane!

    Though no movie will probably ever be as funny as Airplane! was, this one is close. If you want even more laughs out of the movie look away from the main characters, or way may miss some can-can dancing/drilling soldiers.

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