Hot Shots! (1991) Poster



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Peter Pan (1953)
When Dead Meat gets hit by truck & gets thrown in the air, he says "Look Wendy, I'm flying"
From Here to Eternity (1953)
Still is shown on locker.
The Brady Bunch (1969) (TV Series)
A group of enlisted men at the base chant the theme from "The Brady Bunch."
The Godfather (1972)
Deliverance (1972)
Topper's comment on "that inbred thing. Kids who... ...play the banjo" is a reference to the character "Lonny" in Deliverance who plays the now famous piece "Duelling banjo's"
ABC Afterschool Specials (1972) (TV Series)
Wilson mentions that he saw an Afterschool Special on PCS (Parental Conflict Syndrome).

Referenced in 

Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
Mentioned by Tim Becker (Jon Lovitz) when talking to Jack Colt (Emilio Estevez) while the valet (Charlie Sheen, "Hot Shots!"'s main actor) is around, as it meant to be an insinuation on purpose.
Larry King Live: Episode dated 27 July 1993 (1993) (TV Episode)
Mel Brooks praises Cary Elwes comedic work in this film
Hard Target (1993)
Surfing on a motorcycle
True Lies (1994)
At the Movies: The River Wild/Jason's Lyric/Ed Wood/The Scout/Rapa Nui (1994) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Rapa Nui" review.
At the Movies: Executive Decision/Ed/Two Much/The Star Maker/Land and Freedom (1996) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Executive Decision" review.
Spy Hard (1996)
Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
Charlie and Pauly talk about their "lousy" movies of the past.
Making 'Scary Movie 3' (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Another Gay Movie (2006)
on shelf in video store
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Ricky 1 Review (2008) (TV Episode)
The Nerd mentions that there was a Rocky spoof in this movie.
Special Collector's Edition: La princesa prometida (2011) (TV Episode)
Carl Elwes movie mentioned and picture shown
Saturday Night Live: Miley Cyrus/The Strokes (2011) (TV Episode)
In the "Duh! Winning!" cold opening, Charlie Sheen (Bill Hader) says that he feels like he could be in "Hot Shots Cuatro."
Special Collector's Edition: 12 Monos (2012) (TV Episode)
On Cinema: 'Twilight: Part Two' and 'Anna Karenina' (2012) (TV Episode)
Gregg visits an exclusive location from this film
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
Videoclub (2013)
Video case is shown.
On Cinema: On Alternative Medicine (2014) (TV Episode)
Gregg visits an the same exclusive location from this film
Nostalgia Critic: Why Do We Love Stupid? (2014) (TV Episode)
another, much better spoof movie
Family Guy: Hot Shots (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced in title.
Mixxxer Show: Mirai (2017) (TV Episode)
1st Viewing: Green Lantern (2017) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Shameful Sequels: Tooken (2017) (TV Episode)
"Movies like Hot Shots and Airplane are so good because they exaggerate cliches."
Granada Reports: 8 August 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) (TV Episode)
VHS in video shop.


Featured in 

At the Movies: Doc Hollywood/Return to the Blue Lagoon/Hot Shots!/Paris Is Burning/Another You (1991) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown. Movie is reviewed. Thumbs up from Siskel; thumbs down from Ebert.
1992 MTV Movie Awards (1992) (TV Special)
Clip shown in quotes montage and in 'Best inanimate objects'
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Spoofs (2012) (TV Episode)
The "Hot Shots" series is #1.
Nostalgia Critic: Is Parody Dead? (2013) (TV Episode)
talked about among spoof movies done right
De Wereld Draait Door: Episode dated 20 September 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funny Movie Funerals (2015) (TV Episode)
God, I Love a Good Funeral is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hidden Secrets in Movie Credits (2018) (TV Episode)
Crazy Facts is #7.


Flying Tigers (1942)
When Topper oversleeps and Washout pretends to be him. This is taken directly from Flying Tigers
Stalag 17 (1953)
Admiral Benson's quote about his pant material is a spoof of the German commandant in "Stalag 17"
Roustabout (1964)
Scene early in the film of Harley driving his motorcycle in the countryside.
The Godfather (1972)
At the funeral for Deadmeat, Adm. Benson declares that the heads of the five families are dead.
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Scene in boxing crowd
Marathon Man (1976)
Rocky (1976)
a Rocky lookalike is seen in full boxing getup
Superman (1978)
Superman II (1980)
Eyewitness (1981)
9½ Weeks (1986)
Critters (1986)
A guy gets dragged under a car and killed in a similar way as the police in Critters.
Top Gun (1986)
Platoon (1986)

Spoofed in 

Chicken Park (1994)
A Crazy Leo Show: Crazy Leo Special!! (2013) (TV Episode)
the original theme (a tribute to 90's)

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