Top Gun Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 2926

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 409

Theatrical Release Date: 05/16/1986

Language: English

Genre: Action, Romance

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Tony Scott

Actors: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer, Michael Ironside, Tom Skerritt

Plot: A hot shot Naval Officer lands a role in the top flyin school in the country. He meets competition along the way as well as tragedy and love.

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 08/23/2022

The poster child of cheesy 80s movies made by men for men, "Top Gun" is more fascinating as a pop culture fixation than as a compelling drama.

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Ian - wrote on 09/25/2015

I liked Quentin Tarantino's take on this film. Regardless, this is a classic which should be seen by all in order to understand the mindset of society in that era. It also has one of the best theme songs ever recorded.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 10/28/2012

Unbelievably lame Hollywood actioner that mixes decent aerial sequences with a dim-witted testosterone soaked soap opera when it's on the ground. Cliched and idiotic.

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mdtinney - wrote on 09/06/2009

One could make the claim that "Top Gun," released during the summer of 1986, is one of the most influential action/guy movies ever made. Its testosterone-driven story of a young hotshot navy pilot named Maverick (Tom Cruise), who is sent with his co-pilot Goose (Anthony Edwards) to "Top Gun," a school for the top 1% pilots in the world, took a backseat to relentless, daring action, and a cheesy romance subplot between Maverick and his civilian instructor (Kelly McGillis) that only seemed to fuel the story."Top Gun" was directed skillfully by Tony Scott (younger brother of Ridley), who threw in a number of elements that would eventually become cliché and worn out by the countless imitators over the years and up until today, in 2004. I was a teenager when "Top Gun" was released in 1986, …

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