Top Gun (1986)
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Editor's NoteMaverick (Tom Cruise) is a reckless F-14 pilot who flies by instinct and breaks all of the rules. While attending the Navy's elite air combat training academy, affectionately known as "Top Gun," Maverick romances the civilian astrophysics instructor (Kelly McGillis) and competes with crackerjack pilot Ice (Val Kilmer) for top honors. He is the quintessential rebel, upsetting senior officers with his antics and risk-taking while simultaneously amazing them with his skill. In the end, Maverick overcomes a tragic loss and his need to stand out in the crowd and proves that he can shine as part of a team. Anthony Edwards stars as Maverick's best friend and co-pilot, Goose, and Meg Ryan first garnered attention as Goose's wife, Carole. Superb state-of-the-art aerial photography makes TOP GUN, directed by Tony Scott, one of the most exciting and entertaining films of its genre. This top grossing movie of 1986 is allegedly based on a Navy fighter pilot program at the Miramar Naval Base in San Diego, California, and was filmed on location at the base.
Top Gun - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Josh Lasser Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 9/14/2011 3:54 PM
|Sometimes everything just comes together beautifully. You end up with the right star; the right director; the right supporting cast, screenwriters, music, producers, and a movie which could have just been a bit of fun if forgettable fluff turns into something more memorable. Coming to Blu-ray on August 30 is the 1986 classic Tom Cruise film, Top Gun, a movie in which everything, even the ludicrous, works beautifully....read the full review|
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Plot SummaryCocky, undisciplined Maverick (Tom Cruise) flies by instinct and breaks all of the rules at the Navy fighter pilot academy with his best friend and co-pilot Goose (Anthony Edwards). Along the way, Maverick romances the civilian astrophysics instructor (Kelly McGillis) who is initially put off by his hotshot antics. When a personal tragedy leads Maverick to reassess his abilities and choices, he proves that he can be a team player and still shine. Directed by Tony Scott, TOP GUN was the top grossing movie of 1986.
|"I feel the need----the need for speed!"----Maverick (Tom Cruise) and Goose (Anthony Edwards)|
|"I was keeping up foreign relations"----Maverick, relating how he gave the finger to an enemy pilot during an "impossible" 4--G negative (inverted) dive|