The Top Classic Movie Of All Time?!
Tom Cruise stars as fighter pilot "Maverick" with his wingman "Goose" played by Anthony Edwards. Due to unexpected emotional turmoil, Maverick finds himself filling the shoes of one of the best and most renowned fighter pilots in the USA "Cougar" at the country's most prestigious fighter weapons academy "Top Gun".
There he displays ingenious ability to fly fighter jets, although due his unorthodox style and will to take risks is not appreciated by everyone, including Top Gun trophy arch-rival "Iceman" played by Val Kilmer and academy astro-physicist "Charlie" played by Kelly McGillis.
Maverick, who later falls in love with Charlie, encounters tragedy when it suddenly strikes during a routine war scenario where Maverick's plane malfunctions and falls into an uncontrollable flat spin. This results in Goose's death caused by hitting the canopy as he furiously trys to eject himself from the falling aircraft. Mavericks guilt takes a hold of him and consequently finds it difficult to sustain his blossoming relationship with Charlie and his growth and concentration as a fighter pilot.
At the last moment, in a last-ditch effort, Maverick is called into action in a real war encounter with Russian Mig fighter pilots. There he displays his innate flare, determination and thrilling flying manoeuvres to defeat the enemy almost single-handedly and become the solitary war hero. For his efforts, he is rewarded with the offer of being a Top Gun instructor. Finally he is reunited with Charlie as they realise that they cannot live their lives without one another.
The movie takes you on a rollercoaster journey giving feelings of happiness, sadness, romance, achievement and satisfaction as Pete Mitchell finally lays the ghosts of his father Duke Mitchell's death to bed.
The movie also includes the great and unmistakable soundtracks "You've Lost That Loving Feeling", "Danger Zone" and "Take My Breath Away" to boot.
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DVD of Top Gun
Had top gun on video, however now wanted dvd as better quality on big screen with surround sound.
Sounds like jets flying around in TV room.
Top Gun - a 1980's classic
Top Gun is, simply one of Tom Cruise's best films. This is a great movie and a 1980's classic not to be missed.
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 father's death in combat that killed others due to his father's 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.
The video quality improves over the old transfer in every way, the audio quality is excellent and the extras are top class - a well earned 5 stars. Danger Zone: The Making Of Top Gun is one of the best making-of documentaries I have seen.
Top Gun may be old, but its still got charm and its a real good action/ romance film. watched for the first time by a new generation its still had my son and daughter sat on the egde of thier seats towards the end.
as for me a great film to revisit and watch all over again.
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The film Top Gun was possibly one of the best combat flying films produced - it featured Tom Cruise in his roll as a rather devil-may-care swash buckling naval aviator training during the Korean War period.
The musical score was superb and complimented the extreme sound track of the film.
It was purchased as one of two DVDs to demonstrate the full cinema surround sound set ups which I and another member of my family had been given as Christmas presents.
Everyone who watched it enjoyed it for one reason or another - the super sound of the jets taking off and landing on the aircraft carriers - the combat scenes and the training flights at the Top Gun Flying Academy.
The background music and the love story woven into the film also appealed to all who watched it.
The most used comment of recommendation given was - I enjoyed seeing that film again and the surround sound was exceptional.
Yes another good buy from an e-bay source.