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Top Gun

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 1986
  • Tony Scott
  • 105 mins
  • PG

Summary

Blockbuster action drama starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis and Val Kilmer. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell is a rebellious pilot who is accepted into the air combat training programme at Miramar Naval Air Station. There he finds romance with one of his instructors as he battles to be the best.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

Credits

Cast

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Pete "Maverick" MitchellTom Cruise
Charlotte "Charlie" BlackwoodKelly McGillis
Tom "Iceman" KazanskyVal Kilmer
Nick "Goose" BradshawAnthony Edwards
Commander Mike Metcalf, "Viper"Tom Skerritt
Dick "Jester" WetherlyMichael Ironside
Bill "Cougar" CortellJohn Stockwell
Henry "Wolfman" RuthBarry Tubb
Ron "Slider" KernerRick Rossovich
Sam "Merlin" WillsTim Robbins
Evan "Sundown" GoughClarence Gilyard Jr
Rick "Hollywood" NevenWhip Hubley
StingerJames Tolkan
Carole Meg Ryan
ChipperAdrian Pasdar
Lieutenant DavisRandall Brady
Air Boss JohnsonDuke Stroud

Crew

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DirectorTony Scott

Details

Released on
1986-10-03
Languages
English
Guidance
Swearing, a sex scene.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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