Top Gun (1986)
Director: Tony Scott
Writers: Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr., Ehud Jonah
Cast: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt, Michael Ironside, John Stockwell, Rick Rossovich/ Tim Robbins/ Clarence Gilyard Jr./ Vipp Hubley/ James Togan/ Meg Ryan/ Adrian Pasdar/ Barry Tubb
Genre: Drama / Action / Romance
Region: United States
Released: 1986-05-16 (USA) / 2013-02-08 (USA)
Series:  Top Gun
Length: 110 minutes
AKA: Defender (Taiwan) / Top Gun 3D
Rating: IMDB 6.9 / Rotten Tomatoes 58%
“The Lone Ranger” Pete Mitchell (Tom Cruise)’s father, a veteran fighter pilot, is determined to be his father’s hero. Finally the opportunity comes, and he and officer “Stupid Goose” Nick Bradshaw (Anthony Edwards played by Anthony Edwards) are sent to the Top Gun training facility to receive the toughest flight training. However, the training of the “Lone Ranger” was not as smooth as expected, and his performance has not been satisfactory. Tom Kazansky (Fang Kilmer), the “Iceman” who trained with him, also treated him well. Quite critical. At the same time, the “Lone Ranger” met Charlie (played by Kelly McGillis), a beautiful female instructor, and the two had a secret relationship with each other, which made the “Lone Ranger” who had been a little disheartened re-emphasize. Gain confidence. In a training session before graduation, “Lone Ranger” and “Stupid Goose” were once again on the same plane, but due to a motor failure, “Lone Ranger” and “Stupid Goose” were forced to jump into the sea, and “Stupid Goose” unfortunately died . This incident brought a heavy blow to the “Lone Ranger”. He was depressed because of his poor studies, and even wanted to give up his dream of becoming a pilot completely. Can the “Lone Ranger” finally overcome his heart barrier and return to the blue sky?
“Top Gun” is a 1986 action drama film directed by Tony Scott and starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, and Val Kilmer. The movie follows the story of a hotshot Navy pilot named Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) as he attends the United States Navy’s elite fighter weapons school, known as “Top Gun,” and competes to become the best pilot in his class.
The film was praised for its exciting aerial sequences and Cruise’s charismatic performance as Maverick, as well as its memorable soundtrack featuring the hit song “Take My Breath Away.” The movie was also noted for its representation of military culture and the challenges faced by pilots in combat situations.
“Top Gun” was a commercial success, grossing over $356 million worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing film of 1986. The movie also helped to establish Cruise as a leading Hollywood star and inspired a generation of young people to join the military and become pilots. A long-awaited sequel, “Top Gun: Maverick,” is set to be released in 2022, more than 35 years after the original film.