As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former secretary.
Cuba Gooding Jr.,
A suburban Chicago teenager's parents leave on vacation, and he cuts loose. An unauthorised trip in his father's Porsche means a sudden need for lots of money, which he raises in a creative way. Written by
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According to Tom Cruise, Paul Brickman was initially unsure of casting him: "Originally, Paul had seen Taps (1981) and said, 'This guy for Joel? This guy is a killer! Let him do Amityville III!' Somehow, my agent, without me knowing, arranged to have me just drop by the office to say hello. So I went in wearing a jean jacket, my tooth was chipped, my hair was greasy. I was pumped up and talking in an Oklahoma accent, 'Hey, how y'all doing?' Paul just sat there, looking at me." Cruise returned to Tulsa but flew back to L.A. and auditioned again. "I walk in and see this stunningly gorgeous woman sitting there looking at me and I'm thinking, 'Oh my God,'" Cruise said. "Rebecca [De Mornay] had already been cast. They wanted to see the two of us together. I tested, and to make a short story long, we didn't test that well. Paul just believed in me." See more »
The leaf-raking scene near the end of the movie is supposed to be windy, but the only leaves blowing are the ones at Joel's feet. The giant trees surrounding the backyard aren't even rustling. See more »
The dream is always the same. Instead of going home, I go to the neighbors'. I ring, but nobody answers. The door is open, so I go inside. I'm looking around for the people, but nobody seems to be there. And then I hear the shower running, so I go upstairs to see what's what. Then I see her; this... girl, this incredible girl. I mean, what she's doing there I don't know, because she doesn't live there... but it's a dream, so I go with it. "Who's there?" she says. "Joel,"...
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People, regardless of positive or negative reviews, take this movie too seriously. They try to connect this film with society today, the greed for money and power. This movie was released in 1983, just watch it for the great film that it is, a classic.
Sure this film focuses on issues at hand, but it's not meant to. Also, this film is enjoyable for what it is, and many other films have taken ideas from this film which might be why the ratings are low, but keep in mind this was released before those.
Tom Cruise does great as he usually does, but he's near his prime in this film. I enjoyed it, as well as the script and the dialogue. It was witty, unpredictable, and enjoyable.
Try not to associate American politics and economics with this film, otherwise you'll be expecting a deeper plot and a more suitable ending.
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