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Top Gun (Special Edition) (1986)

Cast: Tom Cruise, Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, more...
Director: Tony Scott, Tony Scott
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Studio: Paramount
Genre: Drama, Romance
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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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 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." ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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Top Gun (1986)
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5.41 (110 votes)
Top Gun (Special Edition) (Bonus Disc) (1986)
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3.29 (7 votes)

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Urghh. by AMacEwen5 October 27, 2011 - 9:09 AM PDT
0 out of 1 members found this review helpful
The problem with Top Gun is not that it's 80s (whatever that means); it has nothing to do with optimism or naivete; and "testosterone poisoning" is a good thing (vide Peckinpah). The problem with Top Gun is that it's directed by Tony Scott, stars Tom Cruise, and -- on top of it all -- is a piece of crap.

Great Visuals by MBreslau October 21, 2011 - 5:01 AM PDT
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Full disclosure: This isn't the kind of movie I usually enjoy...

I didn't care at all for the characters (testosterone poisoning), the plot was simple, but the cinematography was superb!

If you like adrenaline-films, go for it.

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