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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity

Goose's frequent comments imply that Maverick is a ladies' man who's used to having casual sex with his easily awed conquests. When Mav spies Charlie in a bar, Goose dares his dashing bud to secure "carnal knowledge" of her on the premises. Initially, Maverick gets shot down. He then follows her into the restroom, where she jokingly asks if he expects to have sex with her on the floor.

Her resistance doesn't last more than a few days, and the two soon consummate their relationship in a scene that includes intimate close-ups of their mouths and tongues groping and touching as they have sex. Maverick is shown beginning to remove Charlie's shirt in that scene before the camera mostly zooms in on their faces. We also see bare backs and subtle sexual motions. No explicit nudity is shown at any point in the scene. Charlie is shown with a sheet covering her chest the next morning. One of her shirts makes it clear she's not wearing a bra.

Goose's wife tells him at a bar, "Hey, Goose, ya' big stud, take me to bed or lose me forever." Charlie repeats that line with Maverick's name inserted a bit later.

Scenes in locker rooms show pilots in towels after showering. We see Mav wearing just his underwear (from the back). The camera goes to great lengths to ogle guys' bare chests during a beach volleyball game. It pans across women at an officer's club wearing outfits that reveal cleavage and leg. It's a place Maverick and Goose dub "a target-rich environment." The thrill of combat is said to give a pilot a "hard-on." And there's a bit more talk about the male anatomy in other contexts. We hear a couple of lines that snicker at gay attraction.

Violence & Gore

We see Goose forcibly eject (in slo-mo) into the canopy of his crippled F-14. After he and Maverick parachute into the ocean, Mav holds Goose's battered and lifeless body from the impact of the ejection.

An intense dogfight features the explosive destruction of one American F-14 (whose two pilots apparently parachute to safety) and four MiG-28s (whose pilots are apparently killed).

After an argument, both Mav (on his motorcycle) and Charlie (in her car) drive recklessly through traffic, with Charlie nearly causing an accident. Maverick angrily grabs the front of another pilot's flight suit.


Between 30 and 35 s-words. Close to two dozen misuses of God's name; more than half the time it's paired with "Damn." Jesus' name is abused 10 or so times. We hear a handful of crude references to the male anatomy ("Dick," "Dickhead"); somebody's called a "Pussy." "Hell" pops up a dozen or more times. Other profanities include "Piss," "Bitch," "Ass" and "Asshole." Maverick flashes an obscene finger gesture at a Russian pilot; it's a story that gets (visually) retold a couple of times and becomes something of a legend as the film proceeds. Iceman flips the bird while in a Top Gun class.

Maverick, Goose and others are seen drinking shots, beer, wine and champagne at various bars, meals and events. On an aircraft carrier, Cmdr. Stinger chomps on cigars almost constantly. Several other characters smoke cigarettes.

Rated PG for sequences of intense action and warfare, some sexuality and language.

Some of the dogfight and flight training scenes are quite intense.

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