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Hot Shots Part Deux

Hot Shots Part Deux
Lloyd Bridges and Charlie Sheen

Rated: PG-13  
Reviewed by: Frank  
Release date: May 21, 1993 Released by: Twentieth Century Fox

Hot Shots Part Deux is loaded with absurd laughs based on scenes from numerous films such as Casablanca, Home Alone, Lady and the Tramp, Rambo III, The Wizard of Oz, and Star Wars.

President Tug Benson (Lloyd Bridges) wants action. His reelection slogan is The Simple Solution. He also knows the only man who can save the hostages is Topper Harley (Charlie Sheen).

Don't expect much of a story line. This is a series of sight gags and parodies. The initial segments bring the best laughs but the absurdity and silliness continues throughout. Few films play for pure comedy. Hot Shots is part of the Marx Brothers dizzy, nutzy comedy that makes no sense but has the audience laughing throughout the film.

Bridges doesn't steal the show but he has some of the best gags. He wipes out the five former presidents at a ground braking ceremony and upchucks his false teeth in the champagne glass of the Japanese Prime Minister.

Not everyone's cup of tea but if you are interested in this loose, free clever comedy this one hits a home run.

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