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From director [[Performer~P78951~Jim Abrahams~jimabrahams]], one of the minds behind the [[Feature~V1306~Airplane!~airplane]] and [[Feature~V281437~Naked Gun~thenakedgun[filmseries]]] films, comes another parody. This time around, [[Performer~P78951~Abrahams~jimabrahams]] has his sights set on the action-adventure genre, specifically [[Feature~V50435~Top Gun~topgun]]. [[Performer~P65046~Charlie Sheen~charliesheen]] stars as Topper Harley, a maverick air force pilot who constantly lives in the shadow of his father's legacy. Unable to handle the pressure, Harley has left the Air Force to live among a tribe of Native Americans. But when the United States seeks to destroy some Iraqi nuclear facilities, there's only one man for the job. After being coaxed back into service, Harley soon realizes that in addition to [[Performer~P34122~Saddam Hussein~saddamhussein]], he'll have to contend with a rival pilot, played by [[Performer~P21754~Cary Elwes~caryelwes]], and a devious aerospace executive. Among the many films lampooned are [[Feature~V12092~Dances With Wolves~danceswithwolves]], [[Feature~V332~9 1/2 Weeks~912weeks]], [[Feature~V16507~The Fabulous Baker Boys~thefabulousbakerboys]], and [[Feature~V20278~Gone With the Wind~gonewiththewind]]. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

  • Release date:July 31, 1991


Charlie Sheen
as Sean "Topper" Harley
Valeria Golino
as Ramada Thompson
Cary Elwes
as Kent Gregory
Lloyd Bridges
as Admiral "Tug" Benson
Kevin Dunn
as Lt. Comm. Block
Jon Cryer
as Jim "Washout" Pfaffenbach
Kristy Swanson
as Kowalski
William O'Leary
as Pete "Dead Meat" Thompson
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
as Wilson
Jimmy Lennon, Jr.
as Ring Announcer
Ed Herschlar
as Rabbi
Kevin Eads
as Sleepy Weasel Squadron Member
Pat Proft
as Lawrence Lipps
Tony Moreno
as Sleepy Weasel Squadron Member
Don Lake
as Doctor
Judy Kahan
as Nurse
Elston Ridgle
as Boxer #1
Kip Pierce
as Sleepy Weasel Squadron Member
Richard Emanuel
as Sleepy Weasel Squadron Member
Tony Simotes
as Ambulance Driver
Cylk Cozart
as 1st Drill Sergeant
Heidi Swedberg
as Mrs. "Dead Meat" Thompson
Mark Arnott
as Rosener
Ryan Fitzgerald
as Scooter
Charlie Sheen
as Rhett Butler
Valeria Golino
as Scarlett O'Hara
Kelly Connell
as Air Controller
Don Luce
as Paramedic
Jerry Haleva
as Saddam Hussein
Nancy Abrahams
as Family in front of TV Store
Tony Lorea
as Humphrey "Bogie" Bogart
Charlie Sheen
as Superman
Richard Lasting
as Handsome Milkman
William Irwin
as Buzz Harley
Marc Shaiman
as Piano Player
Jimmie Ray Weeks
as Amish Man
Brent Freeman
as Sleepy Weasel Squadron Member
Eugene Greytak
as Pope John Paul II
Annie O'Donnell
as Amish Woman
Rino Thunder
as Owatonna
Willie Collins
as Liberace
Ryan Stiles
as "Mailman" Farnham
Christopher Keene
as 2nd Drill Sergeant
Al Clegg
as Jazz
Gary Brayboy
as Sleepy Weasel Squadron Member
Bob Lenz
as Elvis "The King" Presley
Charles Barkley
as Himself
Mack Yamaguchi
as Eskimo
Robert Puro
as Precocious Paper Boy
Valeria Golino
as Lois Lane
Bruce A. Young
as "Red" Herring
Craig McIntosh
as Sleepy Weasel Squadron Member
Mali Finn
Ryan Cutrona
as Captain Margolis


Jim Abrahams
William Badalato
Pat Proft
Jim Abrahams
Bill Butler
Sylvester Levay
Composer (Music Score)
Jane Kurson
Eric Sears
Stephen McEveety
Production Designer
Greg Papalia
Art Director
Stephen McEveety
Associate Producer
Janet Graham
Associate Producer
Greg Norberg
Associate Producer
Pat Proft
Executive Producer
Jerie Kelter
Set Designer
Mary Malin
Costume Designer
Lester Wilson
Mali Finn
Ann Masterson