- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 21, 2013
- Originally Released: 1984
- Label: Paramount Catalog
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Closed-Caption
- Group commentary by directors Jim Abrahams, David Zucker & Jerry Zucker; producers Jon Davison & Hunt Lowry; and moderator Fred Rubin
- 4 alternate scenes
- Original theatrical trailer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English, French
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 06/22/1984
"...In its own cheerful, low-pressure way, it's about as amiable an enterainment as you will find....I can't imagine a nicer way to lose a couple of hours."
Variety - 06/13/1984
"...Inspired silliness....[A] wonderfully wacky attitude that allows just about any kind of gag to come flowing in and out of the picture..."
Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker--of AIRPLANE! and NAKED GUN fame--wrote and directed this genre-hopping slapstick juggernaut which lampoons World War II spy films and Elvis movies, making many other satirical stops along the way. East Germany is planning a cultural festival, and invites rock-and-roll singer Nick Rivers (Val Kilmer) (but only after Leonard Bernstein can't make it). The festival, however is a mere distraction so that the Germans can launch a secret attack on a submarine fleet without being detected. Nick soon finds himself involved with the French resistance, encountering slapstick gags and film parodies every time he turns around.
An American rock star is pitted against the east German high command in a race to prevent the ultimate weapon from being built. A comic spoof of World War II movies.