Hot Shots Poster Original Daybill 1991 Charlie Sheen Cary Elwes
Daybill Poster. Hot Shots! is a 1991 American comedy film directed by Jim Abrahams, co-writer and co-director of Flying High aka Airplane! and written by Abrahams and Pat Proft. It stars Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges, Jon Cryer, Kevin Dunn, Kristy Swanson, and Bill Irwin. The film is primarily a parody of Top Gun, with some scenes spoofing other popular films, including 9+1⁄2 Weeks, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Dances with Wolves, Marathon Man, Rocky, Superman and Gone with the Wind. The film debuted at number one in the United States. Hot Shots was both a critical and commercial success, grossing over $180 million worldwide.