MOVIE? WHAT MOVIE?
American rock singer Nick Rivers (Val Kilmer) goes to East Germany where he becomes involved with the… French Resistance? The Airplane! directors strike with a comedy in the same vein that is too busy throwing gags at us to bother with a coherent story. The result is a wild mix where French resistance fighters (with names like Latrine and Escargot) fight the East Germans (who look like WWII Nazis most of the time)… and Kilmer performs Elvis Presley-styled musical numbers. Funny at times, other jokes are simply misfires, but still very inventive and Omar Sharif is fun to watch.
1984-U.S. 90 min. Color. Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker. Cast: Val Kilmer (Nick Rivers), Lucy Gutteridge (Hilary Flammond), Christopher Villiers (Nigel), Jeremy Kemp, Michael Gough, Omar Sharif… Peter Cushing.
Quote: “I know a little German. He’s sitting over there.” (Gutteridge)