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Sex & Nudity

  • Cleavage of girls shown occasionally.
  • Kissing scenes between the two main characters (a love story).
  • There is a scene where Maverick and his girlfriend have sex. No actual sex is shown but you seen them undressing and they lay on the bed kissing very sensually. No nudity.
  • Men joke about Maverick and his girlfriend going into the bathroom and doing it on a towel on the counter.
  • Wolfman says the enemy makes him want to get a hard on.

Violence & Gore

  • Lots of war violence with fighter jets:
  • Throughout the movie there is dog fighting with intense violence, Maverick and Goose fight a bandit who nearly shoots them down.
  • Cougar and Merlin get hit by a machine gun from another airplane.
  • Lots of other war fighting that is intense.


  • Pussy is used once as an insult.
  • Maverick gives the enemy the finger.
  • Several uses of hell and ass
  • A few religious exclamations are used, and d*ck is also paired with head, "d*ckhead."
  • 8 goddams
  • 30+ shits are used
  • 4 uses of dick
  • Many goddammits
  • 2 uses of asshole

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Lots of men are shown drinking in one scene.
  • Stinger, the commander on the aircraft carrier, smokes cigars.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The final battle is extremely intense.
  • When this movie came out there was no PG-13. So if it wasn't heavy enough to deserve R it got PG. This is definitely PG-13 in today's standards.


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Violence & Gore

  • Planes are blown up in the final sequence; a few pilots are in severe danger of being shot down in brief intense moments.
  • Maverick and Goose crash during training due to flying though jet wash and losing control, and Goose dies when hitting his head against the cockpit glass when ejecting. Mild blood is visible on his face.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Goose's death is extremely sad.

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