Top Gun

Top Gun

Tony Scott (1986)

105min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Quentin Tarantino's vigorous assertion in Sleep with Me that this is the ultimate gay fantasy movie rather pulls the carpet from under the feet of those attempting to appraise this slavish tribute to flash fly boys and their hi-tech toys. There is no denying the quality and entertainment value of the flying sequences, which effortlessly blend mile-high footage with state-of-the-art modelwork. But the rivalry between Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer, and Cruise's tempestuous affair with Kelly McGillis, are pure bunk. Yet, with the shameful exception of McGillis, all emerged with reputations enhanced, particularly director Tony Scott, who takes all the credit for preventing this mindless macho daydream from nose-diving.

Summary

An arrogant pilot's maverick flying skills earn him a place in an elite US Navy school, where he comes into conflict with a fellow student and falls for his civilian instructor. A tragedy in the air threatens to end his military career - until an international incident offers him a chance to redeem himself. Aerial action adventure, starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards and Tom Skerritt.

Cast & Crew

Pete "Maverick" Mitchell Tom Cruise
Charlotte "Charlie" Blackwood Kelly McGillis
Tom "Iceman" Kazansky Val Kilmer
Nick "Goose" Bradshaw Anthony Edwards
Commander Mike Metcalf, "Viper" Tom Skerritt
Dick "Jester" Wetherly Michael Ironside
Bill "Cougar" Cortell John Stockwell
Henry "Wolfman" Ruth Barry Tubb
Ron "Slider" Kerner Rick Rossovich
Sam "Merlin" Wills Tim Robbins
Evan "Sundown" Gough Clarence Gilyard Jr
Rick "Hollywood" Neven Whip Hubley
Stinger James Tolkan
Carole Meg Ryan
Chipper Adrian Pasdar
Lieutenant Davis Randall Brady
Air Boss Johnson Duke Stroud
Director Tony Scott
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Swearing, a sex scene.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama