Trivia / Top Secret!

The movie:

  • Actor Allusion:
    • When Nick Rivers is in jail, a head shot of Cher can be clearly seen on the wall of the cell several times. Val Kilmer was dating her at the time.
    • General Streck, played by Jeremy Kemp, is wearing a Blue Max.
  • Prop Recycling: The scene in which Lucy Gutteridge looks down from the balcony onto the street to see hamsters and mice was in fact a miniature from Superman. The Zucker Brothers and Jim Abrahams stated in their DVD Commentary that they found it in the old Shepperton studios and thought it would be a great idea to use it in somewhere in the movie.
  • The Cast Showoff: Val Kilmer did his own singing.
  • Star-Making Role: For Val Kilmer.
  • The cast model for Peter Cushing's makeup would later be used by ILM to recreate Cushing's likeness as Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars: Rogue One.

The Polish video game magazine:

  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: Well, the editors were living in a post-communist, poor country (where videogame consoles didn't appear until 1992); they were occasionally a bit... out of the loop regarding the videogame industry.