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Top Gun (1986)

PG | | Action, Drama | 16 May 1986 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Tony Scott
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cruise ... Maverick
Kelly McGillis ... Charlie
Val Kilmer ... Iceman
Anthony Edwards ... Goose
Tom Skerritt ... Viper
Michael Ironside ... Jester
John Stockwell ... Cougar
Barry Tubb ... Wolfman
Rick Rossovich ... Slider
Tim Robbins ... Merlin
Clarence Gilyard Jr. ... Sundown
Whip Hubley ... Hollywood
James Tolkan ... Stinger
Meg Ryan ... Carole
Adrian Pasdar ... Chipper
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Code-named "Maverick", Pete Mitchell, the impetuous daredevil Navy-pilot ace, is accepted into Miramar's elite Fighter School, also known as "Top Gun". There, as the impulsive pilot competes with the best of the best, not only will he meet Charlie, the flying school's curvaceous astrophysics instructor, but also the brilliant and highly competitive fellow student, "Iceman", with whom right from the start, he will engage in a reckless contest. As Maverick is haunted by his father's mysterious death, will he be able to suppress his wild nature to win the prestigious Top Gun Trophy? Written by Nick Riganas

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

The real Top Gun School imposes a $5 fine to any staff member that quotes the movie. See more »

Goofs

In the classroom, most of the textbooks on the desk have nothing to do with aviation, such as an astronomy book on Maverick's desk. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Flight Captain: Good morning, Scott.
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Crazy Credits

Following the pictures of actors in the film in the closing credits, a brief shot is shown of two F-14s flying by amidst a red sky with a mountain in the background. The closing credits play over this mountain sunset scenery. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK widescreen VHS version released in 1996 and UK DVD versions released in 2000, later reissued in 2006 had an aspect ratio of 2.00:1. The theatrical prints and the DVD version released in 2004 (US) and 2005 (UK) have an aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Please note the UK widescreen VHS version released in 1996 incorrectly states an aspect ratio of 2.1:1 on the cover. It does in fact match the UK DVD versions released in 2000 and 2006 which had an aspect ratio of 2.00:1. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Maging sino ka man (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Danger Zone
By Giorgio Moroder & Tom Whitlock
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
Kenny Loggins courtesy of CBS Records
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The REAL star is the Grumman F-14A Tomcat
8 June 2014 | by edubarca46-1See all my reviews

Wonderful and just an entertaining movie. Those of us who love aircraft just like to watch this movie hundreds of times. To watch the main star of the picture, beautiful Grumman F-14A Tomcat is just worth repeating it at last once a week!! By the way this movie created the fad of building miniature plastic scale models of the Tomcat. Several manufacturers like Monogram and Revell started selling kits like hot cakes and they couldn't keep up with demand. Card models were also offered. The Tomcat became an overnight movie star!!! She acted beautifully, quite natural and showing her beautiful curvaceous lines uncensored!!! Just can't wait to see Top Gun II. And don't miss the soundtrack, specially "Take my Breath Away".


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Top Guns See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,193,052, 18 May 1986

Gross USA:

$179,800,601

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$356,830,601
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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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