Top Gun

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama
Running Time:  110 min.
Release Date: May 16, 1986
DVD: October 20, 1998

Current rating: Rating: 4.61
based on 324 votes and 19 reviews
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Cast: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt, Michael Ironside, Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, Adrian Pasdar


Tom Cruise stars as Maverick, a talented training pilot in an elite U.S. school for fighter pilots. When he stumbles upon some MiG's over the Persian Gulf, and his wingman panics, Maverick cleverly talks him through the situation to safety. Consequently, he is moved up in rank and sent to the Top Gun Naval Flying School. There he has several conflicts with other students while trying to live up to his deceased father's reputation. Unable to cope with the death of his best friend, and fellow pilot, Goose (Anthony Edwards), Maverick contemplates dropping out, but follows through with his dream and ultimately becomes one of the "best of the best."

Director: Tony Scott
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson
Screenplay: Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr.

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  • 1 star "The apex of Reagan-era fist-pumping fascist 80s cinema. Jingoistic nonsense plays its shabby story out like a video game and cheers loudly as the finale gives way to World War Three!"
  • 5 stars "Awesome music, romance, and a young, hot Tom Cruise. What's not to love!!! Watched it many times. My all time favorite movie. 10/10"
  • 5 stars "The king of all blockbusters, TOP GUN is the graeatest of all films... the best of the best!!!"