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Director(s): Tony Scott
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Maverick is a hot pilot. When he encounters a pair of MiGs over the Persian Gulf, his wingman is clearly outflown and freaks. On almost no fuel, Maverick is able to talk him back down to the Carrier. When his wingman turns in his wings, Maverick is moved up in the standings and sent to the Top Gun Naval Flying School. There he fights the attitudes of the other pilots and an old story of his fathers death in combat that killed others due to his fathers error. Maverick struggles to be the best pilot, stepping on the toes of his other students and in a different way to Charlie, a civilian instructor to whom he is strongly attracted.
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(20 May 2013)
A great special edition DVD with lots of extras. The music videos are especially good.
Jay Randall Patterson (19 May 2013)
I noticed that other commentors spoke disparately about the film alternatelybeing about and not being about flying and pilots. As I like aviation butknow nothing about flying, I'll have to go with those who say it is notabout flying.The movie doesn't deal with male-female relationships either.The main female interest in this movie is alternately 'more of anantagonist' and 'in the way' than she is a romantic interest. KellyMacGillis(sic!), the supposed romantic interest, is immediately a threat tothe men's egos and their interpersonal relationships.She could have not been in this movie at all and the plot would have notsuffered.It seems that she was mainly put there to reassure audience members whomight have thought that there was an undercurrent of homosexuality in thismovie.So, she is cast as Tom Cruise's 'sex interest' to show audiences that he isinterested in women.The movie is basically about male bonding and relationships which mendevelop when in competition with each other and at the same time having towork together as a team.'Male bonding' is 'newspeak' for the deep love men feel for each other,which has been mystifying women for ages.Not based on sex, it is actually the 'Platonic ideal'. Not necessarilyhaving to do with sex but a true meeting of mind and experience in a maleenvironment.The problem with this movie is it doesn't quite know how to handle this.I did not believe that the writers and producers really wanted to make amovie about flying but more about the relationships between men.The whole concept was a bit foggy and the result is this confusingmovie.The emotions are all on the most visceral level (in a good sense; nogratuitous intellectualizing.); these guys are a team and they must rely oneach other. To develop trust, one must prove one's mettle to the other(often doubting) members of the group.The problem is that the film could have been about Chimpanzee society andmade the same point.Of course, it would have not had the same allure with Chimps as it does witha group of young and very handsome men.The men want to be in the same club but must vie for entrance anddominance. Once this is established and everyone is 'in their niche' a senseof 'group identity' and love is the result.This is very evident in the openly sensual and almost 'I want you' lookswhich the male characters give each other.The pre-stardom Meg Ryan has a tiny role as Tom Cruise's flying partner'swife. She is totally unnecessary to the movie as is Kelly McGillis. Hercomment upon the death of goose, 'He loved flying with you', deftly avoidsthe whole issue. Maverick (Tom Cruise)has been emotionally destroyed by hisbeloved partner's death. The scriptwriters carefully avoid having Ryan say,'He loved you', which is obvious.The real chemistry, which is not explored at all, is that between Maverickand 'Ice' (Val Kilmer). Kilmer is the classic 'I don't need anyone'character.In the end, he and Tom Cruise, antagonists from the beginning, end up in abig hug scene.This is not saying that this is a 'gay' movie.But it is pushing buttons in people, which really have nothing to with thesupposed 'substance' of the plot at all; flying.This is a vehicle on which the rather confused filmmakers hung theirfragmented story of the mysteries of Platonic, yet very real love betweenmen.See it and think about what you're really reacting to.
(19 May 2013)
Great movie and should be great in HD. Order the HD DVD version because Paramount made a business decision to not produce any more Blu-ray discs.
(19 May 2013)
THis is a really good movie with big stars just starting their careers. The seller got it to me quick and fast with no hassles.
Justin (13 May 2013)
This is a great movie for riding a plane and learning how to be a goodpilot. Maverick "Pete" Mitchell (Tom Cruise) and Charlotte "Charlie"Blackwood (Kelly McGillis) are great in this movie. Everybody should seethat movie, so that they will think of learning how to fly a plane.
Tom16uk (12 May 2013)
The simplicity of Top Gun makes it easy to watch and entertaining. Thiswas the film that really made Tom Cruise into the big name he is now.Throughout the film he fails to entertain, whilst becoming attracted toKelly McGuiness, and facing other issues. Top Gun is an action film /Romance story. Although he has fallen in love, he still has his dutiesand wants to become the best of the best, a 'Top Gun' pilot. The flyingsequences are great, and the real jets that are used make it morerealistic-no poor CGI is used like today. And even for the tougherscenes to film, models were used to create the ultra-realistic effects.When watched, this can become very much a feel good film. Its notcomplicated, and its got laughs too, combined with some sad moments andgripping jet fight scenes. The music is also great-Berlin's 'Take mybreath away' is very good, and so is 'Dangerzone'. This is one of thosefilms were you haven't watched it, when you hear its name youautomatically go "Oh no", well all I've got to say is why? Itsbrilliant!
(03 May 2013)
I agree with a previous review indicating that Paramount needs to get a clue, or rather they need to spend a few extra bucks and not be so cheap to produce better quality tapes and DVDs. I have this on tape (widescreen) and found the quality awful. I rented it on DVD and was not that impressed with it. One way to force them to do a better job is not to buy these versions or to write and insist that they up the quality of their work.
Lori (03 May 2013)
If you've never seen this movie - do yourself a favor. It isn't the mostphilosophical movie in the world, but it's got everything a person couldwant to be entertained. It's got fast planes for the men and a nice littlelove plot for women. Tom Cruise does an excellent job of getting theseLOOKS on his face in this movie - well, you'll know what I mean.This is so popular because it's like that saying "women want him and menwant to be him." It's every man's dream life and, for the girls, thismovieis EXCELLENT eye candy. Also, this movie will make you cry - so beprepared.
(02 May 2013)
This is one of the best movies of all time. God Bless America - United We Stand.
(01 May 2013)
It's Here. In a keep case. Top Gun (Special Edition) 2-Disc set. Finally, nearly two decades await, and here it is. The dvd:Region 1Keep Case2-Disc SetWidescreen - 16.9Audio:DTS Surround - EnglishAudio Commentary - Jerry Bruckheimer (Producer), Tony Scott (Director), Navy ExpertsOriginal Theatrical TrailerT.V. spotsFeaturettes -THE MAKING OF TOP GUNNever-Before-Seen FoootageBehind-the-SceneseMusic VideosText/Photo Galleries:Photo GalleriesStillsProduction NotesStoryboardsMore features than i could have asked for. Maybe, a second audio commentary would have helped, but this is good enough. November 16th, 2004 is the date.
(22 April 2013)
This review is from: Top Gun (Full Screen Collector's Edition) (DVD) This is one of the all time "have to have in library" movies. A classic!!
alexwilkes (21 April 2013)
Top Gun was the top film of 1986 - the same year I was born. The filmbegins when Maverick and Goose are informed by their fiery temperedboss Stinger that they are going to Top Gun, the air base which trainsits fighter pilots to be the best in the world. Stinger was going tosend Cougar, but he lost confidence in his ability and dropped out ofthe Navy.Maverick and Goose arrive at Top Gun and meet two of the seniorinstructors - Viper (first winner of the Top Gun trophy in 1969) andJester. They also meet Iceman - current holder of the Top Gun trophyand rated as the best fighter pilot in the Navy -, Slider, Wolfman andHollywood.On their first night at Top Gun, Maverick and Goose go to a localnightclub and Maverick's attention is drawn to an attractive womancalled Charlie (Charlotte). He starts to sing You've Lost That LovingFeeling and the rest of his colleagues join in. When they are back atTop Gun, the pilots are introduced to a female civilian doctor and itturns out to be Charlie. She asks Maverick around her house for dinnerand during their conversation he tells her about his father, who wasshot down in Vietnam in 1965 and never seen again.When Maverick and Goose fly for the first time, they defeat Jester andMaverick celebrates with a circus stunt flyby which soaks the controltower radio operator with coffee. Viper then reprimands Maverick forbreaking the Top Gun rules - The Top Gun rules exist for your safety.They are not flexible and neither am I. Maverick is leaving a lesson atTop Gun when Charlie follows him out of the school and tries to explainthat she saw genius in his flying, but he speeds off on his motorbike.Charlie follows him in her Porsche Spyder and when he eventually stopsshe admits to loving him.Maverick and Goose are flying in another training exercise when theiraeroplane goes into a jet spin and when Maverick finally manages toeject, Goose hits his head on the canopy and they both parachute downinto the sea. It is obvious that Goose has been badly injured and whenMaverick is in the washrooms at the military hospital, Viper informshim that Goose is dead.An official enquiry confirms clears Maverick of any responsibility forthe crash which claimed Goose's life, but he is still racked with guiltand decides to quit the Navy. Viper persuades Maverick to change hismind and he shows up the next day to graduate with the rest of his TopGun class.During the graduation, Maverick and his colleagues are informed thatthey must leave as soon as possible because of a crisis in the Indianocean. Maverick's brilliance ensures that the majority of the enemym.i.g's are quickly eliminated and that the remaining ones back out. Hewins the Top Gun trophy and returns to Fightertown u.s.a afteraccepting Stinger's offer of a flight instructor's role.In the closing scene, Charlie appears at the local pub and informsMaverick that she decided to stay at Top Gun because the best of thebest were there.
(15 April 2013)
Tom Cruise has made a lot of great movies, but "Top Gun" is the best movie he has ever created. Cruise stars Maverick, a fighter pilot, who goes to the Top Gun Naval School with his partner, Goose played wonderfully by Anthony Edwards. He falls in love with a civilian instructor, Charlie played flawlessly by Kelly McGillis. The picture and sound quality from the DVD are good, however there are no extras. I hope that someone will re-release it on the Special or Ultimate Edition with special features including the featurette or documentary, the production photos, the deleted scenes, and the commentary. If you're a Tom Cruise fan, you must buy "Top Gun", if you don't own it. An excellent movie!
rzajac (14 April 2013)
Very interesting. A sort of romance-tinged shill for themilitary-industrial complex! Quite "period" and Reaganesque.Pardon if you think I'm a spoilsport by not falling over backward to let thelove story just sort of wash over me, but I can't help but think this moviewas designed "to specifications" to rewire our emotion response centers,teaching us to confuse romantic boy-girl love with machine love. Top Gun isa sort of guy flick disguised as a chick flick: It has the sexy 30-milliondollar weapon systems--really the ultimate tech orgasm--with a sexy girlPentagon weapon systems analyst injected into the story. The sparks fly andboth the gals and guys in the audience get all hot and bothered, whilethinking that the other is getting hot and bothered for the same reason theyare. Little do they know!Some good writing, some good deliveries. The cinematography and editing isastonishing!I highly recommend this movie in conjunction with reflections about theperiod in which it was released. Star Wars (SDI, not the movie) was stillbeing debated, The USSR was still a few years from dissolution, and U.S.power desperately needed it's "citizens" to be emotionally attached to theidea that global power issues would continue to require increasinglyrarified hardware solutions, rather than political, social, or philosophicalones. If you think about these things while viewing, it will highlight therole of the supposedly "liberal" media in forwarding strangelyantiprogressive agendas as they unabashedly stoop to melding these messageswith deep feelings of sexual response, bringing the demands of powerdisturbingly (criminally?) close to home indeed.It reminds me of something an acting teacher told our class: If you want toget out of jury duty, tell them you're an actor. If these very talentedpeople can willingly take money to expertly deliver these kinds of messagesto us, they can tell us anything--as long as the price isright.Top Gun is the quintessential period piece from the late-20th century UnitedStates. Don't miss it, and I'm not really being facetious. If you've seenit before, check it out again with new eyes.
Denny Keaton (28 March 2013)
Was "Top Gun" an exciting joyride or macho b.s.? Whether or not you'lllike"Top Gun" will depend entirely on rather or not you can manage to shut offyour brain long enough to stand: (a) an extremely predictable story, (b) arather idiotic love story, and (c) lots of crappy Ken Loggins/mid-80'smusic. The extremely predictable story is actually the easiest of thethreeflaws to overlook. Why? Because we grow to like all the characters inthemovie. Maverick (Tom Cruise) is cool. Goose (Anthony Edwards) is thebestbuddy we all wish we had. Viper (Tom Skerritt) is the tough, yet fair,instructor. We even like Ice Man (Val Kilmer) by the end of the movie(thecharacter's disdain for Maverick isn't because Ice Man's a jerk, butbecausehe's concerned that Maverick is too unsafe). The stupid love story is alittle harder to swallow. Kelly McGillis couldn't act her way out of apaper bag. Supposedly she has a Ph.D. in astrophysics (!), but somehow Idoubt it. There's NO chemistry between the two characters. They professtobe in love, but the way it's portrayed in the movie, you get they feelingit's just about physical attraction (but, then again, who can blame them).Oh, and yes, the music in this movie sucks. Even the main non-Logginsscore. Horrible.So what was good about "Top Gun"? Well, besides the cool characters(exceptCharlie), this movie has a lot of exciting flight sequences. This movie'snot boring. Very, very fun to watch. (Except all the scenes with TomCruise with his shirt off...but I guess they had to give the women of 1986something to watch, too.) Overall, 7 out of 10.
jerekra (28 March 2013)
Top Gun is a classic film from the eighties that most regard as a goodor great film. I think it was good, not great and that may be due to myopinions towards a few of the aspects of this film.Basically it is about a few pilots, Maverick and Goose, who get intoTOp GUn, which is a program for the best pilots. There they fly againstthe best and compete to see who actually is the best.Tom Cruise never was one of my more favorite actors, and his characterin this film is kind of annoying. Completely arrogant and also a bit ofa know it all. It is funny how Val Kilmers character is portrayed in anegative way most of the film and also arrogant while Tom Cruis isevery bit, if not more, arrogant than Val Kilmer is.The love story in this film is a little lame in my opinion. It does notseem that they actually are in love despite claiming to be. Maverickjust meets her in a bar, she turns out to be his instructor, she isreally interested in his knowledge of MIGs, but somehow they develop arelationship because of all this. Odd love story and one that seemedvery lame.I really like the flying sequences and they show a lot of good footageof jets taking off. There also is a lot of technical air force termsused and this is good and makes it seem real, however there was a lotof stuff that I did not comprehend as easily and was confusing. But itseemed like a real group of guys involved in flying jets.It seemed that at times this film dragged and there is a lot of oddparts. Like a lot of singing. Also there are a lot of parts that seemeda little "homosexual" to me. If you have seen this film, you know whatparts I am talking about.The music is awesome though. Great selection of eighties music in thisone.So, not a great film, but pretty good. I recommend seeing it if younever have seen it.
ShelbyTMItchell (23 March 2013)
Before Tom Cruise went all Scientology, Kelly McGillis was a lesbian,Anthony Edwards in the ER, Val Kilmer in the Doors, and unknowns TimRobbins and Meg Ryan in the film before they became stars.The movie was the best reason for the mid 1980s. As Cruise is Mavericka hotshot Navy pilot who helped save another fellow flier. He andsidekick Edwards Goose, are sent to the Top Gun school to train withthe best.And in the process, Cruise falls in love with McGillis Charlie, thecivilian flight instructor. Who he met at the bar the night before. Asboth must hide their feelings for one another.And he and Edwards must deal with pilots such as Kilmer's Iceman. Asthe pilots must get points for only first place and no points areawarded for second place.Still it is a film that is the best of yesterday, today, and tomorrowregardless of what you think about Cruise today.
(23 March 2013)
The clasic story of good versus bad, the US versus Russia, will continue forever to enthrall viewers. The all-star cast and action packed dog-fight scenes are rarely duplicated in a movie today. Top Gun is the Best!!!
(18 March 2013)
This classic movie is always great anytime you watch it on TV and/or VHS, but just wait until you see it on DVD!!!! It is the best ever!
(18 March 2013)
This movie is an awesome hit from director Tony Scott (also directed Beverly Hills Cop, Enemy of the State,and much more) dense with fun and excitement that will keep you FLYING for as long as you like. Tom Cruise (Days of Thunder, Jerry Maguire, etc.) stars as hotshot fighter jet pilot "Maverick" Pete Mitchell, who is elected with his partner "Goose" (Anthony Edwards) to enter the Navy's very competitive "Top Gun" program, where many comparible opponents challenge him to win the top rank, including "Iceman" Tom Kusansky (Val Kilmer) and "Slider" (Russ Rossovich). Stars Kelly McGillis as Mitchell's girlfriend, with appearances by Michael Ironside, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Meg Ryan (as Goose's wife), and Tim Robbins. A great action film.
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