PG | | Action, Drama, Romance
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.
Tom Cruise said that Maverick was the first character he ever played who was "larger than life." It was also the first time he'd been involved from the early stages, helping with the script.
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The Enterprise on which Maverick is stationed is shown traveling alone. Aircraft carriers never travel alone, as they are always part of a Carrier Air Group (CAG), Attack CAG, Battle CAG, Escort CAG, etc.(depending on the mission), and as such, are protected by an array of destroyers, cruisers and frigates and are never underway alone.
The opening credits sequence features a detailed history of the Top Gun program before the title of the film appears on screen, with the remainder of the opening credits devoted to footage of planes being launched from and landing on an aircraft carrier.
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