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Recruited to join a top-secret mission for the Air Force, a renegade pilot finds himself coping with an incompetent admiral and a carefully selected squadron of flyers who are either inept or half-blind.

United States of America English

  • a.k.a. Hot Shots
  • Hot Shots! 01 - Hot Shots! Series

Canada English

  • a.k.a. Des pilotes en l'air

Germany German (Deutsch)

Hot Shots! - Die Mutter aller Filme

Obwohl er schon seit längerer Zeit wegen seinen unterdurchschnittlichen Leistungen nicht mehr im Dienst ist, soll Topper Harley für einen Großeinsatz der Navy unter der Leitung des unzurechnungsfähigen Admirals Benson reaktiviert werden. Noch vor Missionsbeginn trifft er auf die schöne Ramada, die ihn von seiner eigentlichen Aufgabe vollkommen ablenkt. Da mag es keinen Unterschied mehr machen, dass ein rivalisierender Flugzeughersteller sämtliche Maschinen des Kommandos zum Absturz bringen will, um die Verkaufschancen für sein neuestes Produkt zu erhöhen...

France French (Français)

Hot Shots !

Les aventures du pilote Sean Harley, poursuivi par une faute commise par son père vingt ans auparavant. Parodie des films ayant pour héros les pilotes de l’US Air Force et qui connurent leur apogée avec le fameux «Top Gun».

Italy Italian (Italiano)

A causa del disonore di cui si era ricoperto suo padre, Topper Harley, un eroico pilota, si ritira a vita privata, ma viene richiamato in servizio per una pericolosissima missione, denominata 'Donnola sonnolenta'. Topper é così impegnato a dimostrare di essere all'altezza di quello specialissimo gruppo e allo stesso tempo entra in conflitto con Gregory per la conquista dell'amore della psichiatra della base. Intanto però, un gruppo di industriali cerca di far fallire la missione.

Part of Hot Shots! Collection

Hot Shots! is a 1991 comedy spoof film starring Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges, Kevin Dunn, Jon Cryer and Ryan Stiles. It was directed by Jim Abrahams, and was written by Abrahams and Pat Proft. Carrying the same comedic vein as Airplane!, a film Abrahams co-directed, the film primarily spoofs the 1986 action film Top Gun, but also draws material from films like Rocky and Superman. It spawned a sequel in 1993, Hot Shots! Part Deux. Sheen and Cryer would later co-star in the television series Two and a Half Men, in which Stiles also went on to play a recurring role.

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    • Rating: 66% · 1,564

    Recruited to join a top-secret mission for the Air Force, a renegade pilot finds himself coping with an incompetent admiral and a carefully selected squadron of flyers who are either inept or half-blind.

  • Hot Shots! Part Deux owned

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    • Rating: 65% · 1,379

    Topper Harley is found to be working as an odd-job-man in a monastery. The CIA want him to lead a rescue mission into Iraq, to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team—who went in to rescue hostages left behind after Desert Storm.

Release Date
bad luck
drill instructor
jet crash
saddam hussein
secret mission
Production Countries
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
United States of America 20th Century Fox
Release Dates
United States of America Theatrical PG-13
Italy Theatrical
France French (Français): Theatrical U
United Kingdom Theatrical 12
Australia Theatrical M
Germany Theatrical 6
TMDb 66% · 1,564 (more information on website)
IMDb 68% · 104,216 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 83% (more information on website)
metacritic 61% (more information on website)


Lt. Topper Harley / Rhett Butler / SupermanCharlie Sheen
Lt. Kent GregoryCary Elwes
Ramada Thompson / Scarlett O'Hara / Lois LaneValeria Golino
Adm. Thomas 'Tug' BensonLloyd Bridges
Lt. Cmdr. James BlockKevin Dunn
Jim 'Wash Out' PfaffenbachJon Cryer
Pete 'Dead Meat' ThompsonWilliam O'Leary
KowalskiKristy Swanson
WilsonEfrem Zimbalist Jr.
Buzz HarleyBill Irwin
Mary ThompsonHeidi Swedberg
'Red' HerringBruce A. Young
'Mailman' FarnhamRyan Stiles
Owatonna 'The Old One'Rino Thunder
RosenerMark Arnott
Capt. MargolisRyan Cutrona
HimselfBill Laimbeer
FrancineMarie Thomas-Foster
Rabinowitz (uncredited)Jack I. Bernstein


ArtAssistant Property MasterNat Bocking
LeadmanRobert Lucas
Production DesignWilliam A. Elliott
Property MasterDon Miloyevich
Set DecorationJerie Kelter
Supervising Art DirectorGreg Papalia
Title DesignerPhill Norman
CameraAerial Director of PhotographyPaul 'Doc' Byrd
Assistant CameraMike McEveety
Best Boy GripJoe Kelly
Director of PhotographyBill Butler
First Assistant CameraDennis Rogers
GripNico Bally
Key GripGary Dagg
Still PhotographerMarsha Blackburn
Costume & Make-UpCostume DesignMary Malin
Costume SupervisorMark Peterson
Makeup ArtistDeborah Humphries
Makeup Department HeadAnn Masterson
Makeup DesignerAllan A. Apone
Set CostumerLaurel Frushour
Set Dressing ArtistG. Roger Abell
CrewAerial CoordinatorAllen Gerbino
ChoreographerLester Wilson
Craft ServiceTed Yonenaka
Dialect CoachJessica Drake
Digital Effects SupervisorSteve Wright
DriverRoger Bojarski Jr.
Makeup EffectsJohn R. Fifer
Mixing EngineerBrian Reeves
PilotCharles Johnston
Set Production AssistantMatt Rebenkoff
Special Effects CoordinatorPhil Cory
Special Effects TechnicianHans Metz
Stunt CoordinatorErnie F. Orsatti
Stunt DoubleJake Brake
StuntsBJ Davis
Telecine ColoristScot Deer
Transportation CaptainWilliam Ballard
Transportation CoordinatorGary Shephard
Utility StuntsAndy Gill
Video Assist OperatorScott Crabbe
Visual Effects EditorJody Rogers
DirectingDirectorJim Abrahams
First Assistant DirectorTom Davies
OtherJack I. Bernstein
Second Second Assistant DirectorRobin Leigh Fleck
Second Unit DirectorErnie F. Orsatti
EditingAssistant EditorL. James Langlois
Color TimerPhil Hetos
EditorEric A. Sears
Jane Kurson
First Assistant EditorJonathan Chibnall
Negative CutterMary Nelson-Duerrstein
ProductionAccountantHarriet Katz-Stevens
Associate ProducerGreg Norberg
Janet Graham
Stephen McEveety
CastingMali Finn
Executive ProducerPat Proft
Location ManagerRonald L. Carr
Payroll AccountantJeanie Daniels
ProducerBill Badalato
Production AssistantPhil Bautista
Production ExecutiveRodney Liber
Unit Production ManagerStephen McEveety
SoundADR EditorRenée Tondelli
Assistant Sound EditorMeredith Gold
Boom OperatorRichard Kite
Foley ArtistDan O'Connell
Foley MixerGreg Orloff
Foley RecordistRandy Singer
Music EditorTed Whitfield
Original Music ComposerSylvester Levay
Production Sound MixerJeffrey M. Jones
Sound EditorDavid B. Cohn
Sound MixerThomas Causey
Supervising Sound EditorRandle Akerson
Visual EffectsAnimation SupervisorJeff Burks
VFX Production CoordinatorGary Friedman
Visual Effects CoordinatorErik Henry
Visual Effects ProducerRobert Stadd
Visual Effects SupervisorMat Beck