Plot Summary: Rambo parody in which Topper Harley leads a rescue team into Iraq to save Iraqi war prisoners and all of their previous rescue teams.
Director: Jim Abrahams
Stars: Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino
Serious Jest: (Don’t Bother) Boy, some movies really seemed better when I was younger. I was a teenager when I first saw this film. I mean, I can still appreciate a slapstick, stream-of-consciousness flick like the next guy, but I’m mature enough now to see that the jokes in this one were often lazy and mediocre. Then again, some of them may have been more relevant in the 90s, like when Saddam Hussein has a clapper installed in his bedroom. By the way, tell me Jerry Haleva isn’t a dead ringer (Why yes, that is a pun!) for Hussein!
On the other hand, this movie is also a reminder that Sheen really was a wizard-king who drank tiger blood. I found myself cheering for him to finish with both of his leading ladies in the end (Another pun! How fun!), at the same time…now that’s bi-WINNING! However, if I had to pick only one of the two to receive the Adonis DNA, I’d have to go with Brenda Bakke. Wow, was she hot!