Based on an article witten by Ehud Yonay Hollywood’s elite rallied to the call of patriotism, and is a must own for any fan of classic war movies.
In this 1986 blockbuster, you follow Lt. Pete (Maverick) Mitchell, played by Tom CruiseNavy Fighter Weapons School at Miramar California. The school trains the Navy’s top 1% of pilots in aerial combat. There, Maverick and his RIO (radar intercept officer) Goose, played by Anthony EdwardsRIO gone, instructors as well as fellow pilots fear that Maverick will not regain the ability to climb back into the cockpit.
Motivated by instructor Charlotte (Charlie) Blackwell, played by Kelly McGillis as an unlikely love interest, and veteran fighter pilot Mike (Viper) Metcalf, played by Tom Skerritt, Maverick overcomes his emotional barriers in time to return to the Enterprise, where he saves fellow pilot and Top Gun competitor, Tom (Iceman) Kazanzky, played by Val Kilmer, in an intense dog fight over the Indian Ocean. , compete for the title of “Top Gun”.
Maverick’s reputation as a loose cannon, coupled with dangerous stunts, nearly result in his expulsion from the school and his success is further complicated by the accidental death of Goose. With his confidence shaken and his , a hot shot fighter pilot with a few ghosts in his closet, from his duty on the USS Enterprise, to the for California Magazine, Tony Scott directs a gripping account of heroism and determination. Although now twenty-three years old, Top Gun’s aerial combat sequences remain some of the best ever filmed. Top Gun is reminiscent of time when
Top Gun’s popularity and heroic representation of naval aviation led to a boost in U.S Navy recruiting.
It also made quotes such as, “I feel the need. The need for speed” , and “Negative ghostrider,the patern is full.” Almost annoyingly famous.
Tom Cruise and the supporting cast blended perfectly to create one of the best films of the eighties and certainly one of the best military movies ever made. Top Gun won the 1987 Peoples Choice award for Favorite Motion Picture and the soundtrack for the film also achieved incredible popularity.
Top Gun really does have it all. A first rate military flick that reminds us that America is called a super power for a reason, but with a softer romantic undertone that tells us that behind every hero, there is a hot chick with a clipboard and a security clearance.
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