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]