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February 17, 2023

Episode 613: Top Secret (1984)

Episode 612: Top Secret (1984) Special Guests: Ian McNeice, Christopher Villiers, Martyn Burke, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker
Guest Co-Hosts: Mark Begley, Chris Stachiw

The boys from From the Files of Police Squad (in Color), our limited series about Police Squad! and The Naked Gun films are back and talking about something we didn't discuss there...

Released in 1984, Zucker Abrahams Zucker’s Top Secret is a send up of both Elvis movies and WWII espionage films. It’s a very odd duck which stars Val Kilmer as Nick Rivers, a teen idol who has made a name for himself with a series of songs about surfing and skeet shooting. Nick goes behind the Iron Curtain to East Germany where things haven’t changed much since WWII, especially that it’s Nazis in charge of everything, rather than the communist party. He becomes embroiled in intrigue though Nick Rivers sticks his neck out for nobody until he meets the gorgeous Hillary Flammond (Lucy Gutteridge) and her band of freedom fighters.

Chris Stachiw and Mark Begley join Mike to discuss the film while the episode features interviews with actors Ian McNeice and Christopher Villiers, screenwriter , and writers/directors and .

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"Straighten Out the Rug" - Nick Rivers
"How Silly Can You Get?" - Nick Rivers
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" - Nick Rivers
"Skeet Surfing" - Nick Rivers


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