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Maverick and Iceman, now direct competitors for the TOPGUN Trophy, chase an A-4 in a later training engagement (Hop 31). Since part of the scoring in every flight in the course is the time taken for every dogfight to conclude, and after noticing that Iceman is pulling time during his chase after the A-4 so that his total score in the course will remain higher than Maverick's, Maverick pressures Iceman to break off his engagement with the A-4 they are both chasing so that he can shoot it down himself, but Maverick's F-14 flies through the jet wash of Iceman's aircraft and suffers a flameout of both engines, going into an unrecoverable flat spin. Maverick and Goose eject, but Goose hits the jettisoned aircraft canopy head-first and is killed. 

Renowned aerobatic pilot Art Scholl was hired to do in-flight camera work for the film. The original script called for a flat spin, which Scholl was to perform and capture on a camera on the aircraft. The aircraft was observed to spin through its recovery altitude, at which time Scholl radioed "I have a problem... I have a real problem". He was unable to recover from the spin and crashed his Pitts Special biplane into the Pacific Ocean off the Southern California coast near Carlsbad on September 16, 1985. Neither Scholl's body nor his aircraft was recovered, leaving the official cause of the accident unknown)

Future NASA astronaut Scott Altman piloted F-14 aircraft for many of the film's stunt sequences, having been recently stationed at NAS Miramar at time of filming. Altman was the pilot seen "flipping the bird" in the film's well-known opening sequence, as well as piloting the aircraft shown "buzzing the tower" throughout the film. (Source: 

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film 2.5 out of 4 stars, saying that "Movies like Top Gun are hard to review because the good parts are so good and the bad parts are so relentless. The dogfights are absolutely the best since Clint Eastwood's electrifying aerial scenes in Firefox. But look out for the scenes where the people talk to one another." (Source: en.wikipedia.org Harmetz, Aljean (May 17, 1988). "Wearing Spielberg Down To Put 'E.T.' on Cassette". The New York Times. Archived from the original on May 4, 2021. Retrieved September 17, 2017. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

August, Melissa; Derrow, Michelle; Durham, Aisha; Levy, Daniel S.; Lofaro, Lina; Spitz, David; Taylor, Chris (July 12, 1999). "Through A Glass Darkly". Time. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2006. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Karlen, Neal (November 5, 1995). "From the Man Behind 'Magnum, P.I.,' 'Top Gun' Meets 'A Few Good Men'". The New York Times. Archived from the original on August 4, 2017. Retrieved May 3, 2018. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Top Gun is the soundtrack from the film of the same name, released in 1986 by Columbia Records. In 1999, it was reissued in a Special Expanded Edition with additional songs. In 2006, it was reissued again in a Deluxe Edition with yet more songs. The album reached number one in the US charts for five nonconsecutive weeks in the summer and autumn of 1986. It was the best selling soundtrack of 1986 and one of the best selling of all time. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Bobby Blotzer of Ratt proposed using the song "Reach for the Sky", an outtake from Ratt's 1984 album Out of the Cellar. Though the rest of the band seriously considered the idea, they declined under the beliefs their long-time fans would not like the song and would accuse the group of selling out. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

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. (Source: www.imdb.com)

I can't believe the reviews I have read about Top Gun being technically inaccurate, not enough character development, an overall simple and childish plot... gimme a freegin' break! This film was made to look cool, sound cool, and define cool. Yeah, okay, the MiG-28s are really F-5 Tigers; I've read the 'goofs' section before. And Tom Cruise's height. And about 'Maverick going supersonic - I'll be there in 30 seconds,' and the laws of physics preventing him from covering 200 or so miles from the carrier in that time. Whatever! So what! If Top Gun had tried to be accurate and true-to-life in every respect, it would have been some oh-so-serious flick like Courage Under Fire. Here's some examples of what I mean: (Source: www.imdb.com)

Summing up: All of the principal players do a decent enough job but it's more or less a standard western with some conniving characters getting their comeuppance in time for Hayden and Booth to ride off into the sunset. (Source: www.imdb.com)

I hadn't seen this for many years and watched it again last night. What an amazing film! I joined the Navy in 1987 after graduating high school, and while on a cruise for six months in the Med, our ship was always with an air craft carrier; we would get the privilege of seeing the flight ops daily. It was surreal as the surface of the sea was like glass, and the afterburners of the planes would glow off of it. Anyway, this film is a magical experience, and it transported me back to those times. The 1980's were a special time for so many reasons, and it's difficult to watch our nation decay and fall, but I am grateful for having lived in a better time and seen our nation at it's zenith before decline. Now, I look forward to seeing the second film! (Source: www.amazon.com)

It is well documented the film's production was a monumental undertaking at the time, however said vast efforts and expenses didn't actually equate to a good film, save for the mouth breathing folk who are readily enamored by sparkly objects... (Source: www.amazon.com)

I must admit that both the dialogue and screenplay are so utterly horrendous at times that they miraculously circle back around and morph into a campy near-greatness, however it's blatantly clear there was ZERO intent even in the most distant corners of the writers' cocaine-fueled heads. (Source: www.amazon.com)

I must have seen Top Gun at least a hundred times through the decades and it is one movie that never gets old and never ages. This great movie set the standard for movies to come and its too just bad that most of the movies made today have to have nudity, violence and horrible language throughout because those things are not needed to make a movie a classic as Top Gun clearly shows us. One of Tom Cruises's best pictures.... I continue to love it every time I watch it. Romantic without being too specific and great storyline. Love it. (Source: www.amazon.com)

There had been uncertainty about whether the next James Bond film would be postponed for a fourth time, but its studio has committed to releasing it in cinemas from 30 September. (Source: www.bbc.com)

www.commonsensemedia.org)Parents need to know that Top Gun is a blockbuster thriller that's chock full of narrow escapes, chases, and battles -- just what older tweens and teens love to see. But parents beware: There are also some violent and upsetting scenes, chiefly the death of a main character, which make it intense for younger kids. There's one graphic-for-its-time sex scene, though no nudity, and in one iconic scene, there are quite a few naked male torsos on a beach volleyball court. Winning is the most important thing to all the pilots, who try to intimidate one another with plenty of posturing and banter -- though when push comes to shove, loyalty and friendship have important roles to play, too. While sexism is quite noticeable, two strong female characters help keep some of the objectification in check. (Source:

The absolute BEST part of my experience in revisiting this film after close to 30 years was that I was constantly reminded of Will Ferrell's delightfully moronic character in Tim And Eric's Billion Dollar Movie, as his character was likely the sole person on modern day Earth that actually found this sizzling-hot and overflowing adult diaper of a film to be profound in any semblance of imagination. And he watched it again and again. (Source: www.amazon.com)

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The film’s legacy included the television series “JAG” (and, by extension, the “NCIS” spinoffs). In fact, early in the production of “JAG,” the television studio re-used much of the stock footage from “Top Gun” as it was still some of the best footage over a decade later. Even elements of Maverick’s backstory influenced that of Harmon Rabb in “JAG.” Further, a “Top Gun” sequel is due later this year, so this is a great way to add the original to your home movie collection. (Source: www.amazon.com)

The absolute BEST part of my experience in revisiting this film after close to 30 years was that I was constantly reminded of Will Ferrell's delightfully moronic character in Tim And Eric's Billion Dollar Movie, as his character was likely the sole person on modern day Earth that actually found this sizzling-hot and overflowing adult diaper of a film to be profound in any semblance of imagination. And he watched it again and again. (Source: www.amazon.com)

I suppose this is actually more of a rave review for Tim And Eric's Billion Dollar Movie than it is an endorsement of the schlock that is Top Gun. (Source: www.amazon.com)

Jerry Bruckheimer was one of the co-producers of the movie. He always loved the military and he obviously got to show that off with this movie. There are all kinds of jet dogfights during training and then during the end Mitchell gets sent on a real mission. These were Bruckhemier’s bells and whistles. (Source: www.amazon.com)

www.amazon.com)The film is considered a classic military movie. It’s got men being men and they get to fly big, fast and expensive planes. It’s definitely a show. (Source:

Bruckheimer added: "What's different about this movie is that [in the original Top Gun] we put the actors in the F-14s and we couldn't use one frame of it, except some stuff on Tom, because they all threw up." (Source: www.digitalspy.com)

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The first thing to say, is that action movies used to be quite different back in 1986. There were no frenetic action scenes, or CG spectacle. People liked it be... Continue reading (Source: www.commonsensemedia.org)

It's unclear when the new trailer (or any of this footage) will be released online. Given the latest release date delay, it's likely that we won't see anything new from the movie until nearer its new May 2022 date. (Source: www.digitalspy.com)

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It's unclear when the new trailer (or any of this footage) will be released online. Given the latest release date delay, it's likely that we won't see anything new from the movie until nearer its new May 2022 date. (Source: www.digitalspy.com)

A new pilot named Fritz will be played by The Good Place star Manny Jacinto, and a busy cast is rounded out with Monica Barbaro, Chelsea Harris, Charles Parnell, Jay Ellis, Bashir Salahuddin, Danny Ramirez, Lewis Pullman, Kara Wang, Jack Schumacher, Greg Tarzan Davis, Jake Picking, Raymond Lee, Jean Louisa Kelly, and Lyliana Wray. (Source: www.digitalspy.com)

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update. (Source: www.commonsensemedia.org)

 

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