I love it. This is great. No one had ever "buzzed the tower" at Miramar before. The Navy pilots, who were flying the scenes for the film, drew straws to see who would get to do it.
Michael Ironside just happened to be at the hangar that day, and the plane flew low enough to where he could actually see into the cockpit as it flew by. He said it was one of the most spectacular things he'd ever seen. The Pentagon charged Paramount Pictures 1.
Most of the actors who portrayed F crewmembers received backseat rides in the F, and several of the scenes which appear in the film were filmed with the actors in the air.
Paramount Pictures commissioned Grumman, the makers of the F, to develop and install special camera mounts on the plane. This allowed the filmmakers to use real aerial point-of-view footage of the Tomcat in flight.
After Bozo did some maneuvers, Cruise finally had no choice but to reach for his sick bag. However, as he did so, Bozo did a maneuver that put Cruise's head to the floor of the cockpit as he struggled to activate the intercom to tell Bozo what was happening. When Bozo finally leveled the plane, Cruise hit the intercom and said, "Bozo, didn't you see I wasn't in your rear-view mirror?
When Maverick receives his orders to the carrier following the graduation ceremony, there is a pilot standing behind him, with a mustache and wearing sunglasses. The pilot is "Heater" C. The pilot that gets "flipped off" by Maverick and Goose is Admiral Robert Willard , the lead flight choreographer for the film. All of Maverick's stunt flying in the film was done by Scott Altman, who later went on to become an astronaut. For the opening of the film, director Tony Scott wanted to shoot aircraft taking off and landing on the aircraft carrier, back-lit by the sun.
According to Scott, the check bounced. Rick Rossovich stated, in the DVD commentary, that he was kicked off of the ship, used for filming, because he smarted off to an officer. Rossovich had gone to sleep in the bunk to which he was assigned, but didn't like being so close to the nuclear reactors that powered the ship, so he moved.
When he smarted off to the officer who wanted his bunk back, Rossovich was told to report to the Captain, who ordered him thrown off the ship for disrespect. Following the movie, some of the F-5s used as the "MiGs" maintained their black paint schemes and served as "aggressor" aircraft simulating enemy planes in the real-life Top Gun program. Meg Ryan and Anthony Edwards became an item after filming concluded.
Tom Cruise had never ridden a motorcycle until this film. They taught him in the parking lot of their shop. In the last scene, in which Maverick is sitting at the counter, and you see someone go to the jukebox and put in a quarter for "You've Lost That Loving Feeling," when he and Charlie walk up to each other, Kelly McGillis is actually standing in a trench that was dug by the Hollywood technicians because they wanted the two to look like they were the same height.
The film was inspired by an article in the May issue of "California" magazine about the U. Navy's Top Gun School. Michael Ironside stated, in the DVD commentary, that he was so convincing as an officer, that when he heard someone running towards him below decks, he got on to the sailor who was running.
The sailor saluted and slowed down until he got out of Ironside's line of sight and started running again. The sailor never knew that Ironside was an actor on the film. The elevator scene in which Maverick and Charlie meet after his workout was filmed post-production. Kelly McGillis 's hair had already been colored for another movie role, which is why she is wearing a hat.
Tom Cruise 's hair is longer in the shot as well. During the filming of some sequences from civilian aircraft, longtime Hollywood stunt pilot Art Scholl was killed.
A biplane he was flying crashed off the Pacific Coast. The film is dedicated to his memory. Kenny Loggins was not the first choice to record the song "Danger Zone" for the film. Ally Sheedy turned down the role of Charlie Blackwood because she didn't think that anyone would want to see a movie about fighter pilots.
She later regretted this decision. The highest-grossing movie of Numerous critics complained that the movie largely amounted to a Navy recruitment film. The U. Navy stated that the film's popularity resulted in a percent increase in the number of recruits wanting to enter into their aviation program.
Paramount offered to include a Navy Recruitment ad on the initial home video release in exchange for debits owed to the U. Navy for their cooperation. However, the ad agency who produced ads for the U.
Military informed the Pentagon that the movie itself was enough of a propaganda tool, and that an official recruiting ad would be redundant. In order to stay in character, Tom Cruise would sit far away from the rest of the cast in between takes. The ship that Viper served on with Maverick's father, the U. Oriskany, was the first United States warship slated to become an artificial reef, under authority granted by the fiscal National Defense Authorization Act Public Law It was sunk with controlled charges 24 miles 39 km south of Pensacola on May 17, Sheen who was deemed too young for the role would later go on to spoof the role in the comedy Hot Shots!
Bryan Adams was asked to allow his song "Only the Strong Survive" on the soundtrack, but he refused because he felt that the film glorified war. To even up their heights, Cruise wore special cowboy boots that gave him a little height boost, while McGillis didn't wear any shoes at all during their scenes. Judas Priest were asked to contribute the song "Reckless" to the soundtrack, but declined because they thought the movie would flop.
Two years later, they contributed a cover of Johnny Be Good to the movie of the same name, which turned out to be a flop. The restaurant housed many props and memorabilia from the film.
However, on June 26, , Kansas City BBQ suffered a grease fire that destroyed much of the interior of the establishment. The restaurant has since been repaired to its original state, but much of the Top Gun memorabilia on display was damaged, and some destroyed.
The two most prominent pieces that remain are the piano relocated to another corner of the bar and one of the original Maverick flight helmets used during filming, which sits in a locked display case behind the bar. The helmet shows some slight damage, as the heat from the fire caused the plastic visor to bubble and warp. In preparation for his role, Tom Cruise was allowed to take three rides in the F Tomcat.
He vomited during the first trip, but was okay during the other two. The line "I feel the need From the very beginning, the filmmakers wanted Tom Cruise for Maverick. He kept turning it down until Jerry Bruckheimer arranged for a ride along with the Blue Angels. According to Anthony Edwards , "A lot of the humor was discovered at the moment. The script was skeletal. Tom Cruise said that Maverick was the first character he ever played who was "larger than life.
A test audience, who saw the movie before it was released, were annoyed that there was no love scene. The producers obliged, and five months after the production had wrapped, they summoned Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis to Chicago to film the infamous elevator scene and the sex scene.
During their time away from the set, McGillis had lost approximately sixteen pounds, and Cruise was actually filming The Color of Money , so his hair was much longer in those two scenes. McGillis' hair was also much darker, hence why she hid it underneath a cap in the elevator scene. I'm told by the way the technology the bad guy uses for his sky writing is certainly available now, but wasn't quite perfected in What was it, that you have to sit through the serial to find out.
Serials were so frighteningly dumb back in the day. John Wayne must have shuddered if you ever mentioned this one at least. MHKfilm 22 May While this is not John Wayne's finest movie, or even his finest serial, for fans of the cliffhanger it delivers plenty of action and pretty good acting. The main point of this review is to caution you about differences in the two DVD releases, both essentially from the same starting print. Decisions taken by the two different DVD production companies make all the difference in whether you enjoy this film or feel cheated.
The two companies are Marengo Films and Platinum Disc. I first purchased the Marengo print and was so wholly unsatisfied with the editing and production that I went looking for another. I finally found it from a company named Platinum Discs. The Marengo release chops 5 seconds off the end of the film, leaving out completely John Wayne's closing scene. Also, the text that Marengo substituted for the studio's "The End" text is huge, blocky and computer generated.
The Platinum Disc release is the entire original film, not a single frame, more or less. My only disappointment with this version is they appear to have made no effort to clean up dust and scratches. The irony is that the Marengo print does have slightly more detail and better scratch and dust cleanup, however not enough, IMHO, to compensate for altering the original edit.
Review written May 22, based on latest available releases from Marengo and Platinum. The good guys never seem to catch a break. It added to the plot and my frustration. What a roller coaster of a movie. It was a good movie and keeps you on the edge of your seat rooting for the good guys to get one thing to go their way. Common John Wayne where, as the hero, he never gives up hope. Didn't realize that it was almost 3 hours till it got close to the end and I looked up at the clock.
I like John Wayne but have watched most of his older movies. It's a lot of fun to see a young John Wayne running around to save the day. If you don't like the older John Wayne movies, give some of is younger stuff a chance. Well what d'ya know? Just stumbled across this little caper which brings back happy memories of a childhood long long departed. He had fully upped and comed by !
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