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13 Of Cinema's Most Meta Moments | Top Secret! (1984)
Top Secret! (1984)

Playing off: The fact they’re in a really bad movie. Kind of. Sorta.
Stars involved: Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge.
Quote: “I know. It all sounds like some bad movie.”

In Top Secret! Val Kilmer plays Nick Rivers, a pop singer from the good ol’ US of A. We repeat: Nick Rivers, not Elvis Presley, Little Richard or one of The Beach Boys. Just in case you were wondering. Rivers goes to East Germany to perform at a cultural festival, only to wind up getting involved with the French Resistance (yes, we know that makes no sense) in a story that can only be described as… surreal, and in this case, a little bit meta. Here’s him talking to resistance fighter Hillary Flammond:

Nick: “Listen to me Hillary. I'm not the first guy who fell in love with a woman that he met at a restaurant who turned out to be the daughter of a kidnapped scientist only to lose her to her childhood lover who she last saw on a deserted island who then turned out fifteen years later to be the leader of the French underground.”

Hillary: “I know. It all sounds like the plot of some bad movie.” [Long pause. Both look at camera]
 

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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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