Hot Shots! Part Deux
"Deux" much fun!
"Topper Harley" (Charlie Sheen), who has lived with Buddists since his last mission, has been asked to return to duty to save servicemen being held hostage on the compound of Iraqi dictator "Saddam Hussein" (Jerry Haleva) that is somewhere "between Iraq and a Hard Place."
"Harley," who has not gotten over "Ramada" (Valeria Golino), agrees to lead a small band of soldiers into "Hussein's" compound. However, he doesn't expect that the mission will also see him fall for two women -- "Michelle" (Brenda Bakke) and his team's contact in Iraq who happens to be "Ramada".
This movie is simply hilarious! It blends great comedic dialogue with some gut-busting sight gags and movie parodies scattered throughout the film.
The cast is simply fantastic at playing the movie straight -- even when the sight gags are flying around them. I wish the film had a blooper reel during the closing credits just to see how hard it was for them to not laugh while filming.
Sheen and the legendary Lloyd Bridges stand out as "Harley" (Sheen) and "US President Tug Benson" (Bridges). However, the entire cast is simply marvelous in their roles.
There is a little problem with the visuals -- the sight gags keep coming with very little break between them. However, your laughing so much, you will miss many of the gags. Only a minute amount of the jokes will go by without even a chuckle, or will cause you to groan rather than laugh out loud like the majority of the jokes will.
To sum things up, you will have way "Deux" much fun watching a simply fabulous comedy gem.