Maverick (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 (K......more
Maverick (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.
Okay, I am a little biased, this review comes from a young man who grew up watching Top Gun (in the theater!!!), has both parents as pilots, and I graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Well, if you have to ask if this movie is any good, you don't need to watch it at all. It is well known and enjoyed by all aviation enthusiasts that this movie is fantastic!
BTW, who didn't insert this into the dvd player as the very first movie watched when you got the new HDTV?!?!
Honestly, can't give it 5 stars, I know, blasphemy, but it has some flaws. However, you must discover those flaws for yourself, as they are a staple part of being a pilot that "requests a fly-by!"
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