Hot Shots! Part Deux
Hot Shots! Part Deux ★★½ 1993 (PG-13)
Second “Hot Shots” outing doesn't live up to the first, but it's not bad either. Admiral Tug Benson (Bridges) is elected President (yes, of the U.S.) and calls on Sheen's newly pumped-up Topper to take on Saddam Hussein Rambo-style. Love interest Ramada (Golino), returns but this time she's competing withMichelle (Bakke), a sexy CIA agent. Crenna spoofs his role in the “Rambo” films as Sheen's mentor; look for real-life dad Martin in a take-off of “Apocalypse Now.” Shtick flies as fast and furious as the bodies, with Bridges getting a chance to reprise his glory days of “Sea Hunt.” Don't miss the credits. 89m/C VHS, DVD . Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino, Brenda Bakke, Richard Crenna, Miguel Ferrer, Rowan Atkinson, Jerry Haleva, Mitchell Ryan, Gregory Sierra, Ryan Stiles, Michael Colyar; Cameos: Martin Sheen, Bob Vila; D: Jim Abrahams; W: Pat Proft, Jim Abrahams; M: Basil Poledouris.