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Audiences who enjoyed the first Hot Shots! will probably be tickled by this second helping, although the barrage of laughs miss more than they hit this time around. Read critic reviews

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After multiple special teams fail to rescue a growing population of hostages held by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein (Jerry Haleva), retired Navy pilot and American hero Topper Harley (Charlie Sheen) is called back to active duty once again. On orders from President Benson (Lloyd Bridges), Harley and his partners, Harbinger (Miguel Ferrer) and Rabinowitz, parachute into Iraq and struggle to free the hostages -- including the husband (Rowan Atkinson) of Harley's old flame, Ramada (Valeria Golino).

Cast & Crew

Charlie Sheen
Topper Harley
Valeria Golino
Ramada Rodham Hayman
Richard Crenna
Col. Denton Walters
Brenda Bakke
Michelle Rodham Huddleston
Rowan Atkinson
Dexter Hayman
Jerry Haleva
Saddam Hussein
Pat Proft
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Jim Abrahams
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Pat Proft
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Basil Poledouris
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John R. Leonetti
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William A. Elliott
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Critic Reviews for Hot Shots! Part Deux

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Audience Reviews for Hot Shots! Part Deux

  • May 10, 2013
    The hilarity continues in Hot Shots! Part Deux, a parody film based on Rambo. When a hostage situation arises in Iraq, Topper Harley is recruited to lead a rescue mission. In addition to the Rambo films, there are parodies of Basic Instinct, T2, Hunt for Red October, Lady and the Tramp, and Star Wars. The humor's a little broader and more slapsticky than in the first film, but there are still some clever and outrageously funny comedy bits. Hot Shots! Part Deux may not be as witty or well-written as the original, but it still delivers plenty of laughs.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 09, 2011
    Sequel to Hot Shots! is just as funny as the first film. As far as spoof films are concerned, the Hot Shot films are some of the best along with Airplane! Though not as great as Airplane! There is plenty to enjoy about these films. Unlike the first Hot Shots! Which parodied only Top gun, Hot Shots! Part Deux parodies the action genre in general. The humor is pretty funny, and silly. But it's all in good fun. The film is a good spoof of the action genre, and it's fairly underrated. If you've enjoyed the first, then you're most likely going to enjoy this sequel. Most of the cast of the first return, but in different roles. As far as a spoof film is concerned, Hot Shots! Part Deux is one of the last good spoof films to come out, as the Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer spoof films are some of the worst ever made. At least this film is a fine end to the real spoof genre. Obviously the cast play a series of inept characters that are caricatures of every action film character. Hot Shots! Part Deux is a fun spoof comedy that brings on good laughs, and though it's not perfect, it's far better than the recent spoof films such as Date Movie and Epic Movie. This is a fairly well made comedy with tons of amusing references to other films. The cast hold the film together and they're all amusing in their own right. I really enjoyed this film, and though it's equally good as the original, I preferred this one. But both films are very funny, and this is a film that fans of the first should check out if they already haven't. If they did, it's a film worth revisiting. Tons of fun for sure.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Jun 20, 2011
    Really funny even though it's taking the mick out of one of my favorite films, Charlie Sheen is again great and really funny, It's better than the first for cheap jokes.
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  • Sep 25, 2010
    While not as funny, clever, or thrilling as the first, "Hot Shots! Part Duex" serves as a very fun sequel, with just enough laughs to keep it's audience engaged. That is both good and bad, as more of the jokes here are misses to me. The strange thing about this film is that it feels completely unnecessary, but it works so well. Charlie Sheen is back once again in the title role of Topper, and does a bang up job of helming most of the best gags. This film came at the time where spoof films were just about to begin to get dumber, and I applaud it for being able to stand on it's own and have it's name still talked about in pop culture. This sequel is definitely an enjoyable one that I would recommend to fans of the first, but there is really nothing new to see here, other than a new story. The jokes are inspired from the first and the acting feels similar as well. It is the best sequel you can get though, so I liked it.
    KJ P Super Reviewer

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