Top Secret! Movie Behind The Scenes

Top Secret! Locations


Locations Notes

With the Rewind, you can enjoy the thrill of time-travel by visiting the locations where they filmed the 1984 Comedy movie starring Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Jeremy Kemp More Cast

Locations Manager(s): Allan James

Under their watchful eye, the following special places were used for filming "Top Secret!":

Many of the indoor scenes in the movie were filmed at a theatre in Slough, England. The theatre (The Fulcrum) is now a multi-screen cinema complex, situated right in the middle of town. The Fulcrum Theatre was also used for the concert scenes. [Thanks to Martin/Colette Sleat]

The 'California' surfing scene in Top Secret! was shot at Saunton Sands in Devon, England. [Thanks to Martin]

The surf scene at the start of the film was filmed at a place called Holywell Bay on the north Cornwall coast just west of Newquay. If you go there you will instantly recognise the two small steep islands out at sea (the sun sets behind them in the film) and the long line of cliffs to the east and dunes to the rear of the beach. The palm trees were added for the film. I think the desert island scenes were filmed here as well, but am not 100ure as I haven't seen the film for a while. [Thanks to Andrew Clements]

The scene near the end when the star fights the Germans at a castle and the Cows have Boots on was filmed at Rockingham Castle in my home town of Corby in Northamptonshire, England. [Thanks to Rik Cowan]

The scene near the end when the star fights the Germans at a castle and the Cows have Boots on was filmed in my home town of Corby in Northamptonshire..England.. Rockingham Castle was the location and cars could be seen going down Rockingham hill in the movie. [Thanks to RIK]

The restaurant at the Hotel Gey Schluffen (also called Cafe Gey Schluffen) was filmed in the London Waldorf Hotel Palm Court Restaurant that had just reopened after three months of complete renovation. The chandeliers hang from the spectacular glass ceiling and really can be raised up and lowered down to set the mood although they are not normally tied together as shown in the film. Tea dances still take place in the Palm Court but if you have to ask 'how much?' then you probably can't afford it! [Thanks to Deak Brenan]

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LX Preview

LX is our radical new locations feature that we've been beavering away on.. For years!

Each location will have it's own page with then/now pictures, maps, StreetView, discovery story and the most detailed explanations on how the location was used. Most importantly, the locations will have a status that shows whether they are verified correct and by whom. We are working with the actual locations managers or other crew where possible. The whole thing will be very interactive and you will, of course, be able to update everything.

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