Hot Shots!

Synopsis: Topper Harley, a top gun fighter pilot, is recalled to serve on the SS Essess. Topper's mission is to destroy Saddam Hussein's nuclear plants. Unfortunately, Topper is psychologically imbalanced and is sure to crack under pressure.
Genre: Action, Comedy
Director(s): Jim Abrahams
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
84 min


20 years ago

Look out!

He singed my tail feathers.

All right, Buzz. That's enough of that.

What did I just say?

That is a good way to lose an eye, my friend.

Hold it. We've got company at two o'clock.

I got him, Mailman. Hang on.

Here we go.

- Buzz, what is goin' on up there?

- Just movin' a road hog.

- Knock it off! What kind of stunt was that?

- Just seein' what this baby can do.

This bag of bones isn't rated past Mach two.

- Mach one.

- The G-forces, Buzz! The G-forces!

Mach two. Gotta push the envelope.

Mach three!

Buzz! We're tearing apart!

I'm losin' control.

Eject, Mailman. Hit the silk!

- I can't get out!

- What are you doing?

Buzz! Get back here!

OK. I've been in tougher scrapes than this.

There's the ground. It looks hard. OK, trees.

No! Oh. Mahogany. Ow!

Squirrel's nest. Bird. Ow! Pine.

Ow! Oh, the ground.

I made it.

I made it! There is a God.


You're French, aren't you?

Yeah, just like that.

Hey, look! There's one!

Present Day

Topper Harley?

Once, perhaps.

Now I am called Tukachinchilla.

- What does it mean?

- Fluffy Bunny Feet.

It's very nice.

I'm Lieutenant Commander James Block.

I knew your father Buzz.

Until his incident, he was

the greatest pilot who ever lived.

We need to talk.

The Navy wants...

The Navy wants you back, Harley.

They threw me out. Why should I go back?

I came here to get away from the Navy.

Away from flying.

The Navy has a top-secret mission:

Sleepy Weasel.

I'm giving you a second chance,

which your father never had.

You're the best of the best, Topper.

Leave me to speak with the old one.

He is wise in the ways of such things.

The Navy really needs you.

Great helium.



What is it, Fluffy?

They want me to fly in a great battle.

What should I do?

We knew this day would come.

Dances With Bikers got this for you.


While you're out,

pick up some AA batteries.


Ten... hut!

Admiral. Good to see you again, sir.

- It's been too long.

- And so it has. Yes, yes.

- How are ya, sir?

- Hawaii?

- Goddamn it, Bill, I should be in California.

- No, sir, this is California.

- Well, gotta run. Good luck.

- But, sir, this is your command.

Sleepy Weasel has been planned for

ten months. The president hand-picked you.

Damn right he did.

No stoppin' us now, huh, Ted?

- I'll show you your offices and brief you.

- You're a fine soldier, Scott. Lead the way.

Oh, good God. I gotta pee.

I had part of my bladder

blown off at Guadalcanal.

Watch your step.

There's a lot of obstructions here.

- I had a little dreidel!

- I made it out of clay!

- And when it's dry and ready...

- My dreidel I will play!

- Here's the story...

- Of a lovely lady!

- Who was bringing up...

- Three very lovely girls!

- All of them had hair of gold!

- Like their mother!

- The youngest one...

- In curls!

- Here's the story...

- Of a man named Brady!

Gentlemen, he's back.

How ya been?

- Yeah, it's the big guy.

- Good to see ya.

- Scooter! How you doin'?

- Topper. The main man.

- Rabbi! Mazel tov.

- You should live and be well!

Hey, buddy.

Are you OK?

You don't look so hot. You need some help?

I'm OK.

You're Topper Harley, aren't you?

I hear you've got chops we only dream of.

Throwin' you out was a bum rap.

I'm Jim Pfaffenbach.

Everybody calls me Wash Out.

- You're a pilot?

- Oh, yeah. I'm gonna be flyin' with ya.



I like to stay in shape. Thanks.

- Are these all at home?

- Yeah.

The dogs, wife and kids.

You got pictures of your family,

I'd love to see 'em.

- I am my family photo.

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Jim Abrahams

ames S. "Jim" Abrahams (born May 10, 1944) is an American movie director and writer. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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