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13 Of Cinema's Most Meta Moments
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Hot Shots Part Deux (1993)

Playing off: Charlie Sheen appearing in Wall Street with his dad, Martin Sheen, who was in Apocalypse Now.
Stars involved: Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen.
Quote: “I loved you in Wall Street!”

This one really is a headscratcher. First of all, Charlie Sheen is playing Topper Harley, who in this movie is essentially an action movie pastiche of Rambo. He’s on a boat sailing down a river, giving a voiceover on the horrors of war when his voiceover is cut in by Martin Sheen’s voice, delivering another voiceover in the style of his Apocalypse Now character Benjamin L. Willard.

Looking up, Topper Harley sees his voiceover competitor heading in the opposite direction on another boat. They both stand up, point, and shout, “I loved you in Wall Street!”, their boats chugging past each other at the very same moment.

They’re seemingly unaware that: a) they’re actually father and son b) they both appear in Wall Street as father and son c) if one of them recognises the other, they should have also recognised “themselves” in Wall Street d) the fact they’re both in a movie right now. And so, further proof that if you analyse comedy, it’s suddenly not as funny. Sorry about that.
 

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1 RE: 13 Of Cinema's Most Meta Moments
The bit at the end of Hot Fuzz where Edward Woodwards character says "Oh lord no" just after he sets off the sea mine, the same thing he says at the end of The Wicker Man when he's about to be burnt... More

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