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Top Gun


Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards View All


Tony Scott (Director), Jim Cash (Screenplay), Jack Epps Jr. (Screenplay) View All

Released: May 16th, 1986
Runtime: 1 hour, 50 minutes
For Lieutenant Pete Mitchell and his friend and Co-Pilot Nick Bradshaw being accepted into an elite training school for fighter pilots is a dream come true. A tragedy, as well as personal demons, threaten Pete's dreams of becoming an Ace pilot.
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The same can't be said for any other character really. That's where Top Gun falls miraculously short. It nails the high-flying action sequences, but crashes and burns when it comes to story and characters.
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