PG | | Action, Drama
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.
Many of the actors of the film's cast appeared on Oliver Stone's films: Tom Cruise starred in Born on the Fourth of July (1989); Meg Ryan and Val Kilmer were in The Doors (1991) - Kilmer was also in Alexander (2004) and John Stockwell appeared in Nixon (1995).
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There are several scenes of Maverick walking outdoors without a cap or hat; in the Navy and Marines, this absolutely is not done.
Dedicated to the memory of Art Scholl
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.
$8,193,052 18 May 1986
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