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Encyclopedia > Hot Shots! Part Deux
Hot Shots! Part Deux
Directed by Jim Abrahams
Produced by Bill Badalato
Pat Proft
Written by Jim Abrahams
Pat Proft
Starring Charlie Sheen
Lloyd Bridges
Valeria Golino
Richard Crenna
Brenda Bakke
Miguel Ferrer
Ryan Stiles
Rowan Atkinson
Jerry Haleva
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) May 21, 1993
Running time 86 min.
Language English
Preceded by Hot Shots!
IMDb profile

Hot Shots! Part Deux is a 1993 comedy spoof film, and a sequel to the 1991 comedy Hot Shots! Image File history File links Hot_Shots_part_deux. ... Jim Abrahams (born 10 May 1944 in Shorewood, Wisconsin) is an American movie director and writer. ... Pat Proft is a comedy writer and actor. ... Jim Abrahams (born 10 May 1944 in Shorewood, Wisconsin) is an American movie director and writer. ... Pat Proft is a comedy writer and actor. ... Charles Irwin Sheen (born September 3, 1965 as Carlos Irwin Estévez ) is a Golden Globe Award-winning and Emmy-nominated American actor. ... Bridges in The Sound of Fury (1950) Lloyd Vernet Bridges, Jr. ... Valeria Golino (October 22, 1966) is an Italian film and television actress. ... Richard Donald Crenna (November 30, 1926 - January 17, 2003) was an American actor. ... As Selena Coombs in American Gothic Brenda Bakke is an American actress. ... Miguel Ferrer (born February 7, 1955) is an actor of Puerto Rican-Irish-American descent who is often cast in movies as a villain. ... Ryan Lee Stiles (born April 22, 1959) is an Emmy-nominated American actor and comedian, whose work is often associated with improvisational comedy. ... Rowan Sebastian Atkinson (born 6 January 1955) is an English comedian, actor and writer, famous for his title roles in the British television comedies Blackadder and Mr. ... Jerry Haleva (Born May 26, 1946) is an American actor best known for his uncanny physical similarities to former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Hot Shots! is a 1991 comedy spoof which starred Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges, Jon Cryer, Kevin Dunn, and Bill Irwin. ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Hot Shots! is a 1991 comedy spoof which starred Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges, Jon Cryer, Kevin Dunn, and Bill Irwin. ...


Directed again by Jim Abrahams, the film again stars Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino, Richard Crenna, Brenda Bakke, Miguel Ferrer, Ryan Stiles, Rowan Atkinson, and Jerry Haleva. Jim Abrahams (born 10 May 1944 in Shorewood, Wisconsin) is an American movie director and writer. ... Charles Irwin Sheen (born September 3, 1965 as Carlos Irwin Estévez ) is a Golden Globe Award-winning and Emmy-nominated American actor. ... Bridges in The Sound of Fury (1950) Lloyd Vernet Bridges, Jr. ... Valeria Golino (October 22, 1966) is an Italian film and television actress. ... Richard Donald Crenna (November 30, 1926 - January 17, 2003) was an American actor. ... As Selena Coombs in American Gothic Brenda Bakke is an American actress. ... Miguel Ferrer (born February 7, 1955) is an actor of Puerto Rican-Irish-American descent who is often cast in movies as a villain. ... Ryan Lee Stiles (born April 22, 1959) is an Emmy-nominated American actor and comedian, whose work is often associated with improvisational comedy. ... Rowan Sebastian Atkinson (born 6 January 1955) is an English comedian, actor and writer, famous for his title roles in the British television comedies Blackadder and Mr. ... Jerry Haleva (Born May 26, 1946) is an American actor best known for his uncanny physical similarities to former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. ...


Bob Vila, Gregory Sierra, and Martin Sheen have cameo roles. Robert J. Bob Vila (born June 20, 1946) is an American home improvement television show host known for This Old House (1979–1989), Bob Vilas Home Again (1990–2005) and Bob Vila (2005– ). // Vila, a Cuban American native of Miami, Florida, received a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism... Latino actor Gregory Sierra was born January 25, 1941 in New York City. ... Martin Sheen (born August 3, 1940 as Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor. ...


Abrahams and Pat Proft were the writers of the screenplay. Members of both men's families have roles as extras. Pat Proft is a comedy writer and actor. ...

Contents

Plot

Since his last adventure, Topper Harley (Sheen) has retired from the Air Force and has become a Buddhist in a small Buddhist village in the wilderness. Colonel Walters (Crenna) and Michelle Huddleston, CIA, arrive and watch a muscular Topper fight a vicious Buddhist wrestler bare knuckled in a hilarious sequence which results in the crooked bookmaker's comical demise. After Topper's victory, the Colonel and Michelle persuade Topper to come out of retirement in order to rescue a rescue party who went in to rescue a rescue party who are being held as hostages in Iraq. The leader of the Iraqi hostage operation is, of course, Saddam Hussein (Haleva). Topper agrees and, in a parody of Rambo, parachutes into an Iraqi jungle, close to the heavily guarded hostage camp, with Commander Arbin Harbinger and his two incompetent, yet comical, soldiers: Williams and Rabinowitz. They all land successfully, except for Topper, who gets snagged in a tree. He soon "frees" himself with his patented bowie knife, which acts as both a chainsaw and a pair of clippers. After defending the faint-hearted Rabinowitz from a deadly plastic snake, he soon meets his former love, Ramada (Golino). She explains that she is the squads' undercover contact, and precedes to hack through the jungle (a familys' garden), clearing a path to an abandoned fishing boat that she had prepared for their transportation, with fishermen's clothes in the wheelhouse. She and Topper briefly reminisce, and Ramada explains that she was married before she ever met Topper, but could not tell him about her husband, Dexter (Atkinson), for complicated reasons. She also informs him that Dexter is one of the captives being held by Saddam. An Iraqi patrol boat passes by and the Captain boards their fishing boat. After witnessing their poor fishermen impersonations, the Captain boards the patrol boat, about to sail out of sight when he sees Ramada, in costume, enter the ladies room. He assumes they are cross dressers and orders his fellow crew members to open fire. The Iraqis open fire and Topper's squad abandon ship at his word. Topper runs out of ammo as the Iraqi Captain laughs sarcastically. Topper hurls a grenade and dives underwater. The grenade lands in the Captains open mouth and explodes, destroying him and both boats. When they all reach shore safely (not in Topper's case), Topper asks Harbinger where he was during the assault, and he claims he was checking for bombs bellow deck, but Topper doesn't buy this. Ramada breaks up the argument, then finds something Topper had dropped: a mole, given to him by Michelle after they slept together. She seems to recognise the spot, and keeps hold of it. They eventually reach the Iraqi hostage camp, where an outrageous comic book style gunfight ensues. Tug Benson, the incompetent Admiral who was introduced in the first movie, is now President Benson, who is accompanied by two agents as they swim to the Iraqi coast, hoping to meet up with Topper and his squad. After freeing many prisoners, Topper finds out that Harbinger is the individual who sabotaged all the previous rescue missions, simply because all the years in the army had finally caught up with him and broken his spirit. Topper soon persuades him to take back his reputation and role as Commander and they take out the last few soldiers at the camp. The squad waits as Topper enters Saddam's seemingly abandoned palace. Saddam, who is portrayed as a feminine figure with a small pet dog with a ribbon, pulls out his machine pistols and commands Topper to drop his Rambo style firearm. Topper quickly disarms Saddam and they engage in a heated yet comical sword fight. Tired of waiting, the squad heads back to the army helicopter, where Ramada discovers that Michelle is the saboteur that imprisoned Dexter and reveals they used to be roommates at university. After a complicated revelation, Ramada returns Michelle's mole and then proceeds to chase her over an assault course. President Benson arrives and orders Topper to go and rescue Dexter, which he does, while Benson and Saddam pull out lightsabers and duel in a "Luke vs Darth Vader" style fight. Benson eventually defeats Saddam by spraying him with a fire extinguisher, upon which Saddam and his dog solidify, crack and melt, only to form again as one, a la The Terminator. Dexter arrives with Topper and insists on taking a picture of Ramada and Topper, claiming "under other circumstances, you'd make a great couple." However, he backs away too far and topples over a cliff, at which point Topper and Ramada confess that he was "a real weiner". Colonel Walters who was a hostage, arrests Michelle as President Benson arrives and boards the helicopter, claiming he has dibs on the window seat. Saddam, half human, half pampered pooch, arrives and is about to bazooker the chopper when Topper and Ramada push a huge piano out of the chopper's open door, which crushes Saddam, a la The Wicked Witch of the West. Topper and Ramada smile and kiss as they all ride of safely into the sunset, although the chopper gets a little scorched from flying through the sun. An air force, in some countries called an air army, is a military or armed service that primarily conducts aerial warfare. ... Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was the fifth President of Iraq and Chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council from 1979 until his overthrow by US forces in 2003. ... This article is about the Sylvester Stallone character and films. ... The Terminator (also known as Terminator in some early trailers and posters) is a 1984 science fiction/action film featuring former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger in what would become his best-known role, and also starred Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn. ...


Parodies

The film parodies action movies such as Rambo III, Apocalypse Now, Predator, Missing In Action, and Commando, with Richard Crenna's character acting as an homage to his own roles in the Rambo movies. It makes references to several "syndromes" or cliché plot devices common in action movies, including (but not limited to) the Stormtrooper Effect. Rambo III, is an American action film released on May 25, 1988. ... Apocalypse Now is a 1979 Academy and Golden Globe award winning American film set during the Vietnam War. ... Predator is a 1987 science fiction, action and horror film directed by John McTiernan and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura. ... Missing in Action (film) is a 1984 action film starring Chuck Norris and directed by Joseph Zito. ... Commando (first released on October 4, 1985) is a Hollywood action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. ... This article is about the Sylvester Stallone character and films. ... The Stormtrooper effect, also called Stormtrooper syndrome ,The Inverse Ninja Principle or The Principle of Evil Marksmanship, is a cliché in works of fiction where the antagonists are unrealistically ineffective in combat against the protagonists. ...


It also takes shots at, among other things, Our Miss Brooks, Star Wars, Kickboxer, The Karate Kid, Lady and the Tramp, Casablanca, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Looney Tunes, No Way Out, Basic Instinct, Platoon, The Guns of Navarone, The Wizard of Oz,The Godfather, RoboCop, American Gladiators, and the Energizer Bunny. Our Miss Brooks, an American situation comedy, began as a radio hit in 1948 and migrated to television in 1952, becoming one of the earlier hits of the so-called Golden Age of Television, and making a star out of Eve Arden as comely, wisecracking, but humane high school English... Star Wars is an epic space opera saga and a fictional universe initially developed by George Lucas during the 1970s and expanded since that time. ... Kickboxer is a 1989 martial arts movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. ... The Karate Kid is a 1984 John G. Avildsen film starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. ... Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney, and originally released to theaters on June 16, 1955 by Buena Vista Distribution. ... Casablanca is an Oscar-winning 1942 romance film set during World War II in the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca. ... Terminator 2: Judgment Day (commonly abbreviated T2) is a 1991 movie directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Robert Patrick. ... Looney Tunes opening title Looney Tunes is a Warner Brothers animated cartoon series which ran in many movie theatres from 1930 to 1969. ... No Way Out is a 1987 government thriller about a U.S. Naval Officer wrongly accused of murder. ... Basic Instinct is a 1992 thriller film, directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas. ... Platoon is an Academy Award winning 1986 Vietnam War film written and directed by Oliver Stone and starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and John C. McGinley. ... This article is about the film, for the novel see The Guns of Navarone (novel) The Guns of Navarone is a 1961 film based on a well-known 1957 novel about World War II by Scottish thriller writer Alistair MacLean. ... The Wizard of Oz (film) redirects here. ... The Godfather is a 1972 film adaptation of the novel of the same name, written by Mario Puzo, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. ... RoboCop is a 1987 cyberpunk,action movie and satire of business-driven capitalism, directed by Paul Verhoeven. ... American Gladiators is a competition TV show. ... The Energizer Bunny is the marketing icon and mascot of Energizer batteries. ...


Charlie Sheen's father, Martin Sheen, makes a cameo, parodying his role in Apocalypse Now and referring to Wall Street in which they both starred. Bob Vila, then the host of Bob Vila's Home Again, makes a cameo appearance as the tradesman who installed some insulation to Topper Harley's house in Thailand. Martin Sheen (born August 3, 1940 as Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor. ... Apocalypse Now is a 1979 Academy and Golden Globe award winning American film set during the Vietnam War. ... Wall Street is an American film released in 1987. ... Robert J. Bob Vila (born June 20, 1946) is an American home improvement television show host known for This Old House (1979–1989), Bob Vilas Home Again (1990–2005) and Bob Vila (2005– ). // Vila, a Cuban American native of Miami, Florida, received a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism...


When an Iraqi ship arrives to capture Harley and crew, we see that it is named The Behn Gazzara, a reference to actor Ben Gazzara. Ben Gazzara (born Biagio Anthony Gazzara on August 28, 1930, in New York City) is an American actor in television and motion pictures. ...


The film also mocks past US history, such as George H. Bush vomiting on the Japanese prime minister and Jimmy Carter's failed rescue operation Operation Eagle Claw where the rescue mission to rescue the American hostages had to be rescued by another rescue mission. Order: 41st President Term of Office: January 20, 1989–January 20, 1993 Preceded by: Ronald Reagan Succeeded by: Bill Clinton Date of birth: June 12, 1924 Place of birth: Milton, Massachusetts Date of death: Place of death: First Lady: Barbara Pierce Bush Political party: Republican Vice President: Dan Quayle... For other persons named Jimmy Carter, see Jimmy Carter (disambiguation). ... Combatants United States Iran Commanders Col. ...


Mockumentary promotion

As part of the film's promotion, a mockumentary was aired on Home Box Office. Entitled Hearts of Hot Shots! Part Deux -- A Filmmaker's Apology, the mockumentary parodied Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, the 1991 documentary about the making of the film Apocalypse Now (which starred Charlie Sheen's father, Martin Sheen). [1] This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is a premium cable television network with headquarters in New York City. ... Apocalypse Now is a 1979 Academy and Golden Globe award winning American film set during the Vietnam War. ...


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