Top Gun

6.91 h 49 min1986X-RayPG
High-flying adventure with barnstormer Tom Cruise falling for his beautiful instructor (Kelly McGillis), while he competes against fellow flyer Val Kilmer for the coveted 'Top Gun' award.
Tony Scott
Tom CruiseKelly McGillisAnthony Edwards
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Val KilmerTom SkerrittMichael IronsideJohn StockwellBarry TubbRick RossovichTim RobbinsJames TolkanMeg Ryan
Jerry BruckheimerDon Simpson
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Susan F ReitzReviewed in the United States on July 24, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best Movies of all time but the video & audio quality from AMAZON Prime Video sucks!!!
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I grew up watching this movie as a kid when it first came out in 85 and even today I love watching this movie yet the Video and Audio quality is extremely poor vs. other places you can buy and watch this movie online. The film is very grainy with the audio going up and down in places that it shouldn't be.

If you don't mind subpar quality of playback from this one title from Amazon Prime, then go for it as you will Love the movie from beginning to end but if you hate movies that get a " Poor " conversion quality then stay away from this one title from Amazon Prime Video and either buy the Blu-Ray or DVD from Amazon and watch it in better picture quality than what Amazon Prime Video offers!
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RDDReviewed in the United States on May 23, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Classic ’80s Action Movie
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Tony Scott’s 1986 film, “Top Gun,” is a fun action movie that follows F-14A Tomcat pilots at the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School (later re-named Fighter Tactics Instructor program) at Miramar, CA, dubbed TOPGUN. Scott based the film on a screenplay by Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr., who adapted an article Ehud Yonay wrote for California Magazine in 1983 titled “Top Guns.” The film follows in the tradition of Tom Wolfe’s book and Philip Kaufman’s movie, “The Right Stuff,” though without as much meditation on the nature of the “right stuff” and its downsides. The film stars Tom Cruise as Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, Kelly McGillis as Charlotte “Charlie” Blackwood, Val Kilmer as Lt. Tom “Iceman” Kazansky, Anthony Edwards as Lt. JG Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, Tom Skerritt as CDR Mike “Viper Metcalf, Michael Ironside as Lt. CDR Rick “Jester” Heatherly, Tim Robbins as Lt. JG Sam “Merlin” Wells, Clarence Gilyard as Lt. JG Marcus “Sundown” Williams, and Meg Ryan as Carole Bradshaw.

The overall plot of “Top Gun” blends elements of 1980s action films with the plot structure of a sports movie, including use of montages and a rivalry between Maverick and Iceman. Interestingly, there is no trophy at TOPGUN as it’s a training school, but that wouldn’t make for as engaging a film without some form of conflict. Also, several of the actions throughout the film would have turned the Cold War hot had they happened in real life. Otherwise, the aerial footage is brilliant, using actual Navy planes in carefully choreographed flights. Paired with Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone” and Harold Faltermeyer’s soundtrack, the result is a high-octane spectacle.

The film’s legacy included the television series “JAG” (and, by extension, the “NCIS” spinoffs). In fact, early in the production of “JAG,” the television studio re-used much of the stock footage from “Top Gun” as it was still some of the best footage over a decade later. Even elements of Maverick’s backstory influenced that of Harmon Rabb in “JAG.” Further, a “Top Gun” sequel is due later this year, so this is a great way to add the original to your home movie collection.
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L.OReviewed in the United States on April 22, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Old time favorite! I can watch this movie a million times and never get tired!
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Devin MunceReviewed in the United States on September 13, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best
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I hadn't seen this for many years and watched it again last night. What an amazing film! I joined the Navy in 1987 after graduating high school, and while on a cruise for six months in the Med, our ship was always with an air craft carrier; we would get the privilege of seeing the flight ops daily. It was surreal as the surface of the sea was like glass, and the afterburners of the planes would glow off of it. Anyway, this film is a magical experience, and it transported me back to those times. The 1980's were a special time for so many reasons, and it's difficult to watch our nation decay and fall, but I am grateful for having lived in a better time and seen our nation at it's zenith before decline. Now, I look forward to seeing the second film!
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Mr. OuchiezReviewed in the United States on August 9, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Was tempted to give an ironic 5-star rating like countless others, but just had to be honest.
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In short, Top Gun is a dumpster fire of flimsy cliches and groan-inducing corniness at it's best.
It is well documented the film's production was a monumental undertaking at the time, however said vast efforts and expenses didn't actually equate to a good film, save for the mouth breathing folk who are readily enamored by sparkly objects...
I must admit that both the dialogue and screenplay are so utterly horrendous at times that they miraculously circle back around and morph into a campy near-greatness, however it's blatantly clear there was ZERO intent even in the most distant corners of the writers' cocaine-fueled heads.
The absolute BEST part of my experience in revisiting this film after close to 30 years was that I was constantly reminded of Will Ferrell's delightfully moronic character in Tim And Eric's Billion Dollar Movie, as his character was likely the sole person on modern day Earth that actually found this sizzling-hot and overflowing adult diaper of a film to be profound in any semblance of imagination. And he watched it again and again.
I suppose this is actually more of a rave review for Tim And Eric's Billion Dollar Movie than it is an endorsement of the schlock that is Top Gun.
Meh, the 80's was a delightful decade of drug-addled buffoonery, and we should all pray for modern film studios to somehow miraculously evoke the capability to squeeze out even a minuscule hiss of a fart that can be something close to 1/1000th of the originality that was summoned back then...
One MASSIVE compliment: The main song (Berlin's "Take My Breath Away") is an absolutely gorgeous tune, and lifted the film to elevations that it had no business being in.

All that said, I want Tom Skerritt, I don't want Brad Garrett, I want Tom Skerritt, I don't want Brad Garrett. GREAT JOB!
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RaechelrocksReviewed in the United States on August 28, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
No nudity, very little cussing and this was the one of the best movies ever!
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I must have seen Top Gun at least a hundred times through the decades and it is one movie that never gets old and never ages. This great movie set the standard for movies to come and its too just bad that most of the movies made today have to have nudity, violence and horrible language throughout because those things are not needed to make a movie a classic as Top Gun clearly shows us. One of Tom Cruises's best pictures.... I continue to love it every time I watch it. Romantic without being too specific and great storyline. Love it.
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on September 22, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
If you're lacking in testosterone watch Top Gun
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Top Gun was one of Tom Cruise’s earliest and biggest hits. He played Navy pilot Lt. “Maverick” Mitchell. Like many of his early roles Cruise was a hot shot know it all who has to be brought down to Earth. It’s therefore a testosterone filled story about who could be the top gun.

Jerry Bruckheimer was one of the co-producers of the movie. He always loved the military and he obviously got to show that off with this movie. There are all kinds of jet dogfights during training and then during the end Mitchell gets sent on a real mission. These were Bruckhemier’s bells and whistles.

The film is considered a classic military movie. It’s got men being men and they get to fly big, fast and expensive planes. It’s definitely a show.
2 people found this helpful
Jessiah RitterReviewed in the United States on February 11, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie!
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The best movie about aerial combat that ive seen! And now is one of my favorites!
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