Top Gun (1986)

PG   |    |  Action, Drama


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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.


6.9/10
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4 January 2015 | xaleber
8
| The piece of crap that happened to be one of my favorite movies......ever!
To start, I watched thousands of movies, literally (The Godfather, Goodfellas, etc..). And from my perspective, Top Gun is an average popcorn flick. The plot is as cheesy as any movie. After you watch the movie for a while, the story will fade but something else will stick with you. That thing is what forced me to give this movie a 9/10. What is that thing? Well, the feel of the movie, the mode. The 80s fresh air. And the beautiful soundtrack. These things overcome all the flaws in this all-flawed movie. This is the weirdest review I have ever wrote, but it's true. You will like and detest this movie at the same time. The question is: what feeling will you choose? To conclude, this is a really terrible movie but one of my favorites. Give it a chance (on a big screen) and you won't be disappointed or will you?

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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the deck officers on the carrier is named Scott, a reference to director Tony Scott.


Quotes

Flight Captain: Good morning, Scott.


Goofs

During the first hop, Jester clearly states that the hard deck would be 10,000 feet. However, during most of the engagement you can clearly see that the fighters are flying much closer to the ground than 10,000 feet. They fly through the terrain,and at one point Goose even says "Watch the mountain!" Since the tallest mountain in San Diego County doesn't rise above 6,600 feet, there would be no way for them to be in any danger if they were actually above the hard deck.


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.


Alternate Versions

The version of the film shown on the Paramount Network has nearly all of the profane language intact (basically everything but the word "shit"). However, this version also randomly cuts out several scenes and parts of scenes, presumably to fit in the network time slot allotted. Scenes missing altogether include (but are certainly not limited to) Maverick and Goose conversing in their housing regarding whether or not they'll graduate, and Jester and Viper conversing, with Viper revealing hew knew Maverick's "old man." The latter is especially surprising considering this plot point plays a major role in a later scene.


Soundtracks

Take My Breath Away
Written by
Giorgio Moroder & Tom Whitlock
Performed by Berlin
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
Berlin courtesy of Geffen Records and Phonogram B.V.

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Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Action | Drama

Details

Release Date:

16 May 1986

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

California, USA

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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