Of course it is not just the fact that it spoofs movies but also that the dialogue is really, really funny totally off the wall and takes you by surprise at times. Despite being uninjured, he also collapses to the ground. Block would then report that it was the Navy's planes that were the real reason for the mission failure and that they need to be replaced with Wilson's planes. Free-fall parachutes don't have a yellow static line, they have a rip-cord that the jumper must pull themselves or is automatically deployed at pre-determined altitude by an altimeter the jumper wears on their wrist. Heads of state are announced by their titles only, e. Topper Harley wakes up from a nightmare he's having about the event when Lt. I find that totally unacceptable.
During a scene towards the end of the film, a gag takes place where a taxi humorously delivers the rescue party to the helicopter extraction point in the middle of a war zone just as the mission for extraction is aborted. Inspired, Topper single-handedly beats the Iraqi fighters and bombs the nuclear plant, dropping a bomb directly on Saddam Hussein that was peacefully taking a sunbath. Let the sun come out, you bad G. Here why don't you give uncle Topper a nice, big blow. Block reveals that he brought back Topper for the reason of making Sleepy Weasel fail. » This is comedy at about the level it should be at.
Some individual lines aren't as sharp as others but generally the film has enough great dialogue and funny movie spoofs including quite a few Tom Cruise movies to be consistently funny even after repeat viewings. However when Lt Commander Block comes to him with an offer of a second chance, to take part in secret mission Sleepy Weasel, Topper takes it up and signs up for training and briefing with the other pilots. During the presidential groundbreaking ceremony, all presidents but President Ford get hit by Benson's shovel. It's inspired, it's got rhythm, and the surrealistic humor makes sense, rather than just being absurd notions with no real spirit like most such spoofs do. In the background, a crew member's shadow can be seen in a manner where their right arm is raised high and suddenly lowered signaling the taxi to drive into frame at the moment required once the order to abort is given. I was right, wasn't I? For its original cinema release, 54 secs were cut for a 12 certificate, removing all footage of nunchakus during the Rambo scene and editing the spoof sex scene in the apartment. Much more fun that Top Gun and consistently funny with regular laugh-out-loud moments this is a great spoof that is only just short of the greats like Airplane and Naked Gun.
The spoof genre is one that appears easy to do but things like Scary Movie, Spaceballs and others all show that it is not as easy as it appears it is not enough to simply ape films unless it is done cleverly and funnily as well. Golino is a bit dry in her delivery and doesn't help her already weak part in the film. The President is Tug Benson, who also likes to be in on the action. However when we see the hands actually clapping the clapboard, they belong to a white person and not the limo driver. You sabotaged all of the other missions. Harley starts to show some psychological problems, especially when his father is mentioned.
It's better than the first one, and if not for a subpar final act, the whole film stands well together and sustains a good level in the spoofing job. It was followed by a sequel, in 1993. Meanwhile, Topper starts to show more feelings for Ramada, but she is conflicted by her past with Gregory. Topper Harley is found working as an odd-job-man in a monastery. And that is why the cast here should be largely praised for their straight delivery that serves to make the material even better. He then tells Topper that he saw what really happened with Buzz and Mailman, that Buzz tried to do everything possible to save Mailman, but ended up falling out of the plane, failing in his attempts.
Minor roles for Swanson, Stiles, Dunn and others are also good value for differing reasons and there are a few good cameos in there as well. The rest of the cast is made up of very familiar faces who all seem in tune with the material provided Elwes is fun; Cryer and O'Leary embrace their one-note characters. When Topper and Michelle are making love in the limo the driver is a black man. Haunted by feelings of guilt over the actions of his father Buzz and having been kicked out of the navy, Topper Harley has withdrawn from the navy to a life of solitude, quiet contemplation and helium. Written by Goofs When Topper and Michelle are making love in the limo the driver is a black man. The limo driver sets up a small video camera facing the back seat and he has a miniature clapboard as if he were making a movie. He is supported well by Sheen who proves really able in sending himself up and he has done well in other spoofs since then.
Back in port, Gregory accepts Topper as a great pilot and lets Ramada be with Topper. Block just starts to call out for the mission to be aborted when Iraqi fighters attack the squadron. Meanwhile, Block starts privately meeting with an airplane tycoon, Mr. The limo driver sets up a small video camera facing the back seat and he has a miniature clapboard as if he were making a movie. Commander Block asks him to return to active duty as a pilot in the , to help on a new top secret mission: Operation Sleepy Weasel, commanded by the incompetent and oblivious Benson. Wilson, who is also on board, coerces a crew member to sabotage the planes, putting the pilots' lives at risk. All the planes' weapons fail and Block realizes what has happened.
Back aboard ship, Wilson's plan is revealed and his standing with the military is lost. Overall, as with all these things you need to be in the mood but the strength of the material and the high hit ratio makes it easy to enjoy this film. Block mentions Buzz Harley to Topper, who becomes overcome with emotion and unable to lead the mission. However when we see the hands actually clapping the clapboard, they belong to a white person and not the limo driver. When they are rigged to parachute in, their gear is in a free-fall configuration and they are wearing free-fall parachutes, but their chutes have a yellow static line that opens the chute automatically. The cast is often important in this type of thing and those who have suffered the Wayans brothers mugging in their 'spoofs' will know exactly what I mean people like Leslie Nielsen make it look easy but it really isn't. The film holds an 83% approval rating at based on 24 reviews.