Hot Shots! (1991)
Directed by Jim Abrahams
Genres - Comedy, Action, Adventure | Sub-Genres - Absurd Comedy, Military Comedy, Parody/Spoof | Release Date - Jul 31, 1991 (USA) | Run Time - 85 min. | Countries - United States | MPAA Rating - PG13
Synopsis by Matthew Tobey
From director Jim Abrahams, one of the minds behind the Airplane! and Naked Gun films, comes another parody. This time around, Abrahams has his sights set on the action-adventure genre, specifically Top Gun. Charlie Sheen 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 Saddam Hussein, he'll have to contend with a rival pilot, played by Cary Elwes, and a devious aerospace executive. Among the many films lampooned are Dances With Wolves, 9 1/2 Weeks, The Fabulous Baker Boys, and Gone With the Wind.
aviation, love-triangle, military, rival, barnstorming, father, family, airborne, honor [recognition], revenge