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Jim Abrahams' '80s action spoof still hits the spot


Back when it was still OK to laugh at Saddam Hussein (and Charlie Sheen), Jim Abrahams' movie spoofs were all the talk of the playground. 

Using his Airplaneformula to pull the pants off over-pumped ’80s actioners like Top Gun and RamboAbrahams casts Sheen as Topper Harley – a deadpan flying ace with psych problems and a nice pair of fluffy slippers. 

The jokes come 10 a second and most still hit the mark, with Lloyd Bridges’ Looney Tunes pratfalls, a cameo from Charlie’s dad and one epic sex scene still flooring anyone lucky enough to grow up before the Wayans brothers.


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