Top Secret, released in 1984, was created
by the same people who created the movie Airplane! It
was, essentially, a parody of WWII era spy movies, with
a touch of Elvis Presley. Top Secret starred Val Kilmer
as Nick Rivers (this was Valís feature film debut), a
pop singer who travels to East Germany to perform at a
music festival. The movie faired pretty well with
critics (Roger Ebert gave it 3.5/4 stars), and although
not a block buster smash, it did make money.
In this movie, Nick Rivers, a 1950ís
style rocker on tour in communist East Germany, gets
mixed up in the French resistance as he falls in love
with a girl name Hillary. Hillaryís father, a brilliant
scientist, is being held captive by East Germans, and
the two must rescue him before he is forced to complete
a deadly super weapon (the Polaris Mine).