History Film / HotShots

28th Aug '16 8:43:34 PM DrOO7
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* SittingSexyOnAPiano: Ramada's musical number. Followed immediately by "Falling Sexy Right Off A Piano'.

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* SittingSexyOnAPiano: Ramada's musical number. Followed immediately by "Falling Sexy Right Off A Piano'.Piano", and including, somehow, "Walking Sexy On The Upright Piano Cover".
15th Aug '16 3:47:56 AM Arivne
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* XRaySparks

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* XRaySparksXRaySparks: Topper Harley walks out of an office into a hallway filled with electrical wires that are giving off sparks. He closes the door, and through the door's translucent window pane the audience sees Harley's skeleton as he's electrocuted. The skeleton then falls to the ground bone by bone. When the office's door is opened, Harley is whole again but has frazzled hair.
4th Jun '16 9:21:38 PM Brandon
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** Saddam Hussein's gag cameo sometimes gets edited out.... which doesn't make a lot of sense, because most networks seem fine with airing the sequel where the Saddam caricature has a larger role.
22nd May '16 6:35:36 AM wittylibrarian
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** Thing is, ''it works''.
15th May '16 11:44:38 PM PaulA
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* MsFanservice: Kowalski, who appears lined up for inspection with the bunk's other pilots similarly without a shirt -- but with a bra, of course. Thing is, though, [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext the other characters in the movie think she's a man]], which means that in-universe she's effectively topless. (The camp's DrillSergeantNasty tells "him", "Suck in that chest!")
20th Apr '16 8:17:31 PM Dragon
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** "If you left this theater when these credits started, you'd be home by now."


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** The duck that Washout accidentally sets his sights on during the training exercise audibly exclaims "Uh oh!" when it notices it has a jet fighter bearing down on it.
11th Apr '16 9:57:09 PM Chariset
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* RecurringGag: Characters accidentally sitting on a little dog, realizing their mistake only when the dog yelps in protest. It's the same dog every time, too.
* RedShirt: Dead Meat. The film telegraphs his upcoming death so hard that it would be more shocking if he ''didn't'' die.

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* RecurringGag: Characters accidentally sitting on a little dog, realizing their mistake only when the dog yelps in protest. It's the same dog every time, too.
* RedShirt: Dead Meat. The film telegraphs his upcoming death so hard that it would be more shocking if he ''didn't'' die.
11th Apr '16 9:52:29 PM Chariset
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InAWorld full of serious action movies, filled with [[StuffBlowingUp huge explosions]], [[MsFanservice improbably hot women]], and [[TheWoobie angsty, tortured heroes with tragic backgrounds]], one man stood up against the status quo and said, "No more! We don't have to sit here and endure the same plot over and over again! We deserve something more! Something better!" And he took the same plot we'd seen over and over again, and made us see it '''yet again''', only this time, it was different... it was ''funny''. It was... ''Hot Shots!'' (1991)

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InAWorld full of serious action movies, filled with [[StuffBlowingUp huge explosions]], [[MsFanservice improbably hot women]], and [[TheWoobie [[TroubledButCute angsty, tortured heroes with tragic backgrounds]], one man stood up against the status quo and said, "No more! We don't have to sit here and endure the same plot over and over again! We deserve something more! Something better!" And he took the same plot we'd seen over and over again, and made us see it '''yet again''', only this time, it was different... it was ''funny''. It was... ''Hot Shots!'' (1991)



* DodgeByBraking: Harley leads pursuing jets into a canyon, and then ''slams on the brakes]]'', complete with [[BrakeAngrily brake-screeching noises]].

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* DodgeByBraking: Harley leads pursuing jets into a canyon, and then ''slams on the brakes]]'', brakes'', complete with [[BrakeAngrily brake-screeching noises]].



* RedShirt: Dead Meat. The film telegraphs his upcoming death so hard that it would be more shocking if he ''didn't'' die.

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* RecurringGag: Characters accidentally sitting on a little dog, realizing their mistake only when the dog yelps in protest. It's the same dog every time, too.
* RedShirt: Dead Meat. The film telegraphs his upcoming death so hard that it would be more shocking if he ''didn't'' die.
11th Apr '16 9:49:28 PM Chariset
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** The batteries for the chief's walkman. Also, Topper asks Kent, towards the end of the film, what a "chafing dish" is. Something Kent had taken from Ramada's house much earlier in the film.

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** The batteries for the chief's walkman.Walkman. Also, Topper asks Kent, towards the end of the film, what a "chafing dish" is. Something Kent had taken from Ramada's house much earlier in the film.



** "Little Sizzling Belly"



* DaddyIssues: Ramada diagnoses Topper with Paternal Conflict Syndrome. Every time Block mentions Buzz to Topper, Topper shuts down. Edwards notes that they years away from a vaccine for the condition.

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* DaddyIssues: Ramada diagnoses Topper with Paternal Conflict Syndrome. Every time Block mentions Buzz to Topper, Topper shuts down. Edwards notes that they they're years away from a vaccine for the condition.



* DodgeByBraking: Harley leads pursuing jets into a canyon, and then ''[[BrakeAngrily slams on the brakes]]'', complete with brake-screeching noises.

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* DodgeByBraking: Harley leads pursuing jets into a canyon, and then ''[[BrakeAngrily slams ''slams on the brakes]]'', complete with [[BrakeAngrily brake-screeching noises.noises]].



* EpiphanyTherapy: Played mostly straight. Topper suffers panic attacks every time he is compared to his disgraced father who was also a pilot. At the end of the movie in the middle of one of these attacks he's told the truth, that his father was a hero. Suddenly Topper is ready to fly circles around the enemy.

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* EpiphanyTherapy: Played mostly straight. Topper suffers panic attacks every time he is compared to his disgraced father who was also a pilot. At the end of the movie movie, in the middle of one of these attacks he's told the truth, that his father was a hero. Suddenly Topper is ready to fly circles around the enemy.



* EyesDoNotBelongThere: To Harley's credit, the little velvet case he keeps them in is nice...

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* EyesDoNotBelongThere: To Harley's credit, the Harley has his father's eyes (in a nice little velvet case he keeps them in is nice...case).
-->'''Ramada''': Put those away!



* FatalFamilyPhoto: If that shirt were any redder, it would be outside the visible light spectrum. Dead Meat is the living embodiment of this trope.

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* FatalFamilyPhoto: If that shirt were any redder, it would be outside the visible light spectrum. Just in case you weren't 100% convinced Dead Meat is doomed, he meets his pretty wife on the living embodiment of this trope.tarmac just before the fatal mission.



* MandatoryUnretirement: Topper Harley left the armed services after the tragic death of his father. He is called back into service to help save a mission.

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* MandatoryUnretirement: Topper Harley left the armed services after the tragic death of due to his father. He family's shame but is called back into service to help save a mission.



* RedShirt: Callsign "Dead Meat".

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* RedShirt: Callsign "Dead Meat".Dead Meat. The film telegraphs his upcoming death so hard that it would be more shocking if he ''didn't'' die.



* SittingSexyOnAPiano: Ramada's musical number. Followed immediately by "Falling Right Off A Piano'.

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* SickeninglySweethearts: Dead Meat and his wife.
* SittingSexyOnAPiano: Ramada's musical number. Followed immediately by "Falling Sexy Right Off A Piano'.



* TemptingFate: Mocked with Dead Meat, who meets his beautiful wife on the tarmac, carries the [[WhoShotJFK critical evidence about JFK in his pocket]], came up with a solution for global warming, and tries to sign a life insurance policy before climbing in the cockpit... but his pen is out of ink. Oh, well, there'll be plenty of time for that later. His last words are, "I'm in a hospital! What could go wrong?" [[AnswerCut Hard cut]] to his funeral...

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* TemptingFate: Mocked with Dead Meat, who meets his beautiful wife on the tarmac, carries the [[WhoShotJFK critical evidence about JFK in his pocket]], came up with a solution for global warming, and tries to sign a life insurance policy before climbing in the cockpit... but his pen is out of ink. Oh, well, there'll be plenty of time for that later. His last words are, "I'm in a hospital! What could go wrong?" [[AnswerCut Hard cut]] to his funeral...later...



-->'''Benson''': God, I love a good funeral!



* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong: Pete "Dead Meat" Thompson is being treated for his injuries. When his friends express concern, Dead Meat says, "I'm in a hospital! What could go wrong?: [[spoiler:The next scene is Dead Meat's funeral.]]

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* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong: Pete "Dead Meat" Thompson is being treated for his injuries. When his friends express concern, Several of Dead Meat says, "I'm Meat's lines end with "What could go wrong?" -- including his last one.
-->'''Dead Meat''': I'm
in a hospital! What could go wrong?: [[spoiler:The next scene is Dead Meat's funeral.]]wrong?
30th Mar '16 8:00:03 PM fnhornguy
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* OwMyBodyPart: When Kent meets Ramada at the bar, he picks her up and spins her around. Her handbag hits a waitress, causing a seeming chain of collisions leading to somebody yelling, "Ow, my eye!"
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