Friday on TV: Val Kilmer’s big screen debut is one of the funniest movies of all time

Psst, don’t tell anyone: The TV tip for this Friday evening is “Top Secret”! Why such a flat joke to start with? Well, the spy film persiflage is a true comedy firework!

Val Kilmer has just returned to the screen after recovering from cancer and celebrated an emotional reunion with his former acting partner Tom Cruise in “Top Gun: Maverick”. As we recall, Val Kilmer had one of his many big screen successes as Tom “Iceman” Kazanski in the original 1986 film, but two years earlier he starred in a memorable film that has to be one of the funniest of its kind.

Of course we’re talking about the wonderfully silly spy film satire “Top Secret”, in which Val Kilmer can be seen as rock singer Nick Rivers, who is supposed to perform in East Germany during the Cold War, but is in fact being misused as a diversionary maneuver so that the Warsaw Pact countries can attack a NATO submarine fleet. In this way, a reunification of Germany as a communist state is to be forced.

You can find out whether this endeavor succeeds Friday 24 June 2022 at prime time at 8:15 p.m. on Tele5.

We caught up with the stars of Top Gun: Maverick. You can find insights into the creation of the cinema hit in the video.

Top Gun 2: Maverick – The stars in an interview

Greetings from “The Naked Gun”.

A train station that is rolled to the train, a resistance fighter named Waltraud who also dares to go into the forest and so on. The enormous gag density of “Top Secret” is no coincidence. The trio Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker is responsible for the screenplay and direction. A few years later, they were able to ensure an even bigger hit with “The Naked Gun” and created one of the most iconic characters of the genre with Frank Drebin aka Leslie Nielsen. “Top Secret” is in no way inferior and is therefore perfect for a carefree evening where only the laughing muscles should be used.

Haven’t laughed enough yet? You can rent or buy “The Naked Gun” and its sequels on Amazon as a stream.

Do you know your way around comedy? Then prove your knowledge in the quiz.

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