Top Secret

Synopsis: This time Zucker and Abrahams are spoofing, most notably, Elvis films and WWII spy movies. Val Kilmer stars as Nick Rivers, a handsome American 50s-style rock and roll singer. While performing in East Germany, he falls in love with a beautiful heroine and becomes involved with the French Resistance.
Genre: Comedy
Production: Paramount Home Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

Security has been tightened.

All borders have been placed on full alert.

Exit visas have been suspended

for the entire week.

In addition, we have assurance

from our undercover agents in the West

that our actions to date

have gone completely undetected.

All military leaves have been cancelled,

and we have doubled the guard

around Dr Flammond.

Finally, all systems are in readiness

for deployment of the Polaris Mine.

- As you ordered, General Streck.

- Well done, von Horst.

By Sunday, the entire NATO

submarine fleet will be here

on their manoeuvres,

and completely vulnerable.

Major Crumpler, what is the progress

of our diversionary plan?

The schedule for the cultural festival

is now complete, Herr General.

You should be pleased to note,

that at your personal request,

the Soviets have agreed to send

their celebrated tenor, Vladimir Biletnikov.

Well done, Herr Major.

Then everything has gone to plan?

Well, not exactly, mein General.

The American, Leonard Bernstein,

unfortunately has had to cancel.

They are sending

another performer in his place.

In fact, we have just received

this copy of his most recent record.

His name is...Nick Rivers.

I'm sure he will be quite adequate.

As long as the world's attention

is fixed on our cultural festival,

no one will know what is about to happen.

Once again, Germany will become

united under one rule. Ours!

After Sunday there will be no one

to stop us.

A pen.

A table.

A table.

The pen is on the table.

There is sauerkraut in my lederhosen.

Come in.

What did he say?

I think we're at the East German


Better have our passports ready.

This is the first time rock music

has been allowed in this country.

You're not just a performer. You're

an ambassador representing America.

And above all, we play by their rules.

Martin, I've been practising.

How's this?

- What does that mean?

- Is your daughter 1 8?

Your papers, please.

Mr Nick Rivers.

We have been awaiting the arrival

of the famous American singer.

- Where are they taking him?

- They are not taking him anywhere.

Do not let your American curiosity

lead you into trouble.

You are a guest here,

only because it serves our purposes.

I suggest that during your stay, it would

be wise to keep to your own affairs.

Good day.

What the hell did you say to him?

I just told him I'd put his name

on the Montgomery Ward mailing list.

I'm sorry.

He's just a little tired from the trip.

Normally he wouldn't say...

Your attitude is being noted, Mr Rivers.

If that was your idea of being an

ambassador, we're headed for trouble.

I want a schnauzer

with my Wiener schnitzel.

from all over the world as our guests,

we wish to express our appreciation

by offering to you these keys to our city,

which will be presented by our

East German Women's Olympic Team.

Tonight, we begin our Festival

at the Concert Hall,

where the distinguished Madam Bergerone

and her ballet company

will perform "The Nutcracker Suite".

Souvenirs. Novelties. Party tricks.

Souvenirs. Novelties. Party tricks.

Do you know any good white

basketball players?

There are no good white basketball

players, my friend.

There was trouble on the Berlin Express.

They knew I was on that train.

We suspect there is a traitor

somewhere in the Resistance.

We must proceed nonetheless.

There is too much at stake.

Here, kind sir, smell this flower.

It never fails to amuse at parties.

It's very good.

The German's are planning something.

Time is running out.

Have you found out

where Dr Flammond is being kept?

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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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