Seeing Red Film Series: Top Secret!

Friday, September 10, 2021
Wende Museum Garden

 

Doors open at 7 p.m. PST
Introduction and movie begin at 8 p.m. PST

 

Top Secret!, dir. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker, 1984, United States, 95 min.

Top Secret! is a 1984 action comedy film that parodies various film styles such as musicals starring Elvis Presley, spy films of the Cold War era, and World War II films. Val Kilmer, in his film debut, stars as an American rock star sent behind the Iron Curtain to East Germany. Produced by the same team behind Airplane, the film was considered a box office bomb at the time of its release but has gone on to become a cult classic. 

This film is presented as part of the summer screening series, Seeing Red: Cold War Blockbusters of the 1980s.