Top Gun

Top Gun

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Director: Tony Scott

Cast: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer

     
 

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Devil-may-care navy pilot Pete Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is sent to Miramar Naval Air Station for advanced training. Here he vies with Tom Kasansky (Val Kilmer) for the coveted "Top Gun" award. When not so occupied, Mitchell carries on a romance with civilian consultant Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis). Shaken up by the death of a friend, Mitchell loses the Top Gun… See more details below

Overview

Devil-may-care navy pilot Pete Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is sent to Miramar Naval Air Station for advanced training. Here he vies with Tom Kasansky (Val Kilmer) for the coveted "Top Gun" award. When not so occupied, Mitchell carries on a romance with civilian consultant Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis). Shaken up by the death of a friend, Mitchell loses the Top Gun honor to Kasansky. Worried that he may have lost his nerve, Mitchell is given a chance to redeem himself during a tense international crisis involving a crippled US vessel and a flock of predatory enemy planes. The story wasn't new in 1986, but Top Gun scored with audiences on the strength of its visuals, especially the vertigo-inducing aerial sequences. The film made more money than any other film in 1986 and even spawned a 1989 takeoff, Hot Shots. An Academy Award went to the Giogio Moroder-Tom Whitlock song "Take My Breath Away."

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
The quintessential 1980s blockbuster, Top Gun (1986) may be a slick exercise in macho flyboy ethics, but the kinetic aerial sequences and Tom Cruise's cocky superstar presence make it a perennial crowd-pleaser. Featuring a pre-E.R. Anthony Edwards as the best pal and a bristling Val Kilmer as the nemesis, the story of how Cruise's unsubtly monikered Maverick learns what it takes to truly be a Navy "top gun," with the assistance of Kelly McGillis' fishnet stocking-clad instructor, hits all of the predictable notes. Former television commercial director Tony Scott gave the proceedings a stylish sheen, however, which reached its apex in the flight scenes involving actual Navy hardware zooming, diving, and spinning through energetic MTV-ready dogfights against hostile Soviets. Another hit for flashy action producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, Top Gun became the top-grossing film of 1986, rocketing Cruise and his grin into the action pantheon and earning several Oscar nominations, including Best Editing. The erotic subtext of Top Gun's male posturing and bonding was memorably deconstructed by Quentin Tarantino in the minor indie film Sleep With Me (1994).

Product Details

Release Date:
02/02/2010
UPC:
0032429078551
Original Release:
1986
Rating:
PG
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Digital Theater Systems]
Time:
1:49:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Cruise Lt. Pete Mitchell
Kelly McGillis Charlotte Blackwood
Val Kilmer Tom Kasanzky
Anthony Edwards Lt. Nick Bradshaw
Tom Skerritt Cmdr. Mike Metcalf
Michael Ironside Dick Wetherly
Meg Ryan Carole
John Stockwell Cougar
Barry Tubb Henry Ruth
Rick Rossovich Ron Kerner
Tim Robbins Sam Wills
Clarence Gilyard Evan Gough
Whip Hubley Rick Neven
James Tolkan Stinger
Duke Stroud Air Boss Johnson
Ron Clark Inquiry Commander
Adrian Pasdar Chipper
Frank Pesce Bartender
Randall Brady Lt. Davis
Brian Sheehan Sprawl

Technical Credits
Tony Scott Director
William Badalato Producer
Robert R. Benton Set Decoration/Design
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Jim Cash Screenwriter
John F. de Cuir Production Designer
Jack Epps Screenwriter
Harold Faltermeyer Score Composer
Gary Gutierrez Special Effects
John Horton Consultant/advisor
Jeffrey Kimball Cinematographer
Rick Kline Sound/Sound Designer
Chris Lebenzon Editor
Donald O. Mitchell Sound/Sound Designer
Giorgio Moroder Score Composer
Bobbie Read Costumes/Costume Designer
Margery Simkin Casting
Don Simpson Producer
Warren Skaaren Associate Producer
James Tyson Costumes/Costume Designer
Billy Weber Editor

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Top Gun, Disc 1
1. Flight Deck [2:43]
2. Bogies [3:52]
3. The Elite [5:41]
4. Target Rich Environment [:29]
5. Callsign: Charlie [5:24]
6. Dogfighting [:53]
7. I Don't Date Students [5:39]
8. Falling [:57]
9. The Need for Speed [3:45]
10. Take Me to Bed [:28]
11. Flameout [6:46]
12. Keep Sending Him Up [2:25]
13. No Disgrace [3:18]
14. Migs Dead Ahead [5:32]
15. Wingman [:15]
16. Choice of Duty [5:38]

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