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Honest Trailers - Top Gun (Rated *PG-13*)
YouTube ^ | June 3, 2014 | Screen Junkies

Posted on 06/06/2014 9:27:04 AM PDT by EveningStar

Tom Cruise is returning to theaters soon in "Edge of Tomorrow," so we took the highway to the Honest Trailer Vault and dusted off our vintage trailer for 1986's "Top Gun," Tom Cruise's classic movie about super-manly dudes, Kenny Loggins, and beach volleyball. Oh, and flying planes.

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TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: tomcruise; topgun; youtube

1 posted on 06/06/2014 9:27:04 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

ping


2 posted on 06/06/2014 9:27:36 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

The movie was OK but that opening scene with the music in the background and the planes on deck etc. was memorable in a sort of “Take My Breath Away” way.


3 posted on 06/06/2014 9:31:53 AM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: EveningStar

A gay lead actor and a lesbian leading lady. Only in Hollywood.


4 posted on 06/06/2014 9:35:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
A gay lead actor and a lesbian leading lady. Only in Hollywood.

I keep hearing that, but what proof is there that Cruise is gay. I spent some time with him in the early eighties here in Tulsa, and he definitely struck me as straight.

5 posted on 06/06/2014 9:38:32 AM PDT by acad1228
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To: dfwgator

Lesbian or not...she was HOT in that film..and to see her today..well, makes me realize that I’m not so pretty myself in the mirror anymore..


6 posted on 06/06/2014 9:38:35 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: yarddog

...was memorable in a sort of “Take My Breath Away” way.


Odly, it makes me think of Berlin. ;-)


7 posted on 06/06/2014 9:39:57 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: EveningStar

There’s one question the movie left me with that to this day I still haven’t found an answer for:

What the hell is a MiG-28? And why does it look so similar to an F-104?


8 posted on 06/06/2014 9:45:03 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: acad1228

$cientology is intolerant of gays. That’s why Tom and Travolta can’t come out of the closet.


9 posted on 06/06/2014 9:48:56 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I think you mean F-5/T-38.


10 posted on 06/06/2014 9:53:51 AM PDT by afsnco
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To: acad1228; dfwgator; All
I keep hearing that, but what proof is there that Cruise is gay. I spent some time with him in the early eighties here in Tulsa, and he definitely struck me as straight.

I also am puzzled and perplexed by all the hostility shown on FR toward Cruise. Obviously he's a heterosexual male, obviously he's a fine actor, better than folks give him credit for (ever seen " War of the Worlds"? Or "Tropical Thunder"? No? Didn't think so, Cruise haters.), and obviously he leans toward self reliance and moxy, which in my definition is an essentially "conservative" state of mind.

Yeah, he's a Scientologist, which is pretty bad, but he also had the honesty and guts to call out ol' uber-liberal Drew Barrymore for thinking prescription drugs were the solutions to depression and mental "issues," rather than plain ol' standing up to your demons and facing them down with what the Almighty gave you. The guy's got a lot of sand and takes politically incorrect positions with confident indifference.

Tom Cruise is okay in my book.

Ed Harris and Tom Hanks are very fine actors. But they are both so far held in contempt in my book for their personal corrupt political ideology of championing collectivism, that any new movies they make, I pointedly avoid.

11 posted on 06/06/2014 9:54:10 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: cuban leaf

Odly, it makes me think of Berlin. ;-)


And Terri Nunn :-) !


12 posted on 06/06/2014 9:54:51 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
What the hell is a MiG-28? And why does it look so similar to an F-104?

They were F-5E's.


13 posted on 06/06/2014 9:57:21 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

1986 was before advanced CGI. Filming a “Mig-28” would have been VERY expensive, even if they had some Russian planes to use.

That said, remember Fire Fox with Clint Eastwood? I always wondered how they did that. But I haven’t watched it in a while.


14 posted on 06/06/2014 9:58:51 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Tagline deleted at the request of an offended FReeper.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
What the hell is a MiG-28? And why does it look so similar to an F-104?

The MiG-28 in the movie was actually an F-5.

15 posted on 06/06/2014 9:59:13 AM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: Tenacious 1
That said, remember Fire Fox with Clint Eastwood? I always wondered how they did that.

The shots where the Fire Fox was taking off and landing were done with R/C model airplanes. Larry Wolfe of Jet Hangar Hobbies built and flew the models. He said they flew very poorly. The design looked good on film, but aerodynamically it was a piece of junk.

16 posted on 06/06/2014 10:01:25 AM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker

Funny as heck. I think inception and the matrix are just as good.


17 posted on 06/06/2014 10:07:10 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: acad1228
I spent some time with him in the early eighties ...

Am I correct in perceiving him as a very much a naturally "amped" kind of person? Kind of seething with energy?

18 posted on 06/06/2014 10:10:59 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: rjsimmon; ZirconEncrustedTweezers
In the late 70's and 80's, the F-5 was used by the 65th Aggressor Squadron, based at Nellis:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/65th_Aggressor_Squadron

They were painted in Soviet Air Force motif, with subdued USAF markings. I read an article about them long ago: the pilots studied Soviet tactics, and tried to emulate them.

The Aggressor Squadron was reactivated in 2005, and fly F-15's now.

19 posted on 06/06/2014 10:11:21 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Second Amendment First

And that’s why they can’t leave Scientology. They know all their secrets.


20 posted on 06/06/2014 10:12:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 04-Bravo; 1FASTGLOCK45; 1stFreedom; 2ndDivisionVet; 2sheds; 60Gunner; 6AL-4V; A.A. Cunningham; ...
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21 posted on 06/06/2014 10:21:36 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: rdcbn

homina homina...

I had a laserdisk of all of their videos. “Now it’s My Turn” became my favorite. Those guys really did rock out.


22 posted on 06/06/2014 10:28:38 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: afsnco

correct


23 posted on 06/06/2014 10:59:19 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker

The big model was still around, something like 20 years ago.

In somebody’s backyard or something (sorry, been too long since I saw the pictures of it).


24 posted on 06/06/2014 11:01:24 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Finny

If you haven’t, see “ Jack Reacher” and “Oblivion”. He makes a few stinkers here and there, which I avoid. He was also great in the “Mission: Impossible” series.


25 posted on 06/06/2014 11:04:36 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Or perhaps why does it look like a Northrup F-5?


26 posted on 06/06/2014 11:10:06 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: EveningStar

I make no case for Tom Cruise but his film, “The Last Samurai” with Ken Watanabe is a great movie, mostly due to Watanabe.


27 posted on 06/06/2014 11:44:12 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: F15Eagle

I won’t see Reacher. I’ve read all of the Reacher books and Tommy Cruise playing a character described as 6’5” 250lbs., is nuts.


28 posted on 06/06/2014 12:19:29 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: EveningStar

They have one for “Frozen” too... a film which I have no intention on seeing


29 posted on 06/06/2014 12:20:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Tenacious 1

do not get Fire Fox and Fox Fire mixed up... you’d be scarred for life


30 posted on 06/06/2014 12:24:11 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Finny

I was thinking ADHD


31 posted on 06/06/2014 12:24:58 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: AFreeBird

Yeah. Not sure how he could have added 10” to his height, though.

I had never heard of the books.


32 posted on 06/06/2014 12:28:08 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

Author is Lee Child. First book in the series is “The Killing Floor”. 18 books in the series. Reacher, former Army MP Maj. Musters out and goes on walkabout. Talk about living off the grid.

Good books


33 posted on 06/06/2014 12:54:59 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: AFreeBird

Sounds good. My guess is he might have read them too.

It really made for a great movie; I thought he did real well.

I remember seeing “The Hunt For Red October” and thinking it was great. Then I read the book; awful writing style. Kinda the opposite.

I’ve seen the movie several times; just bought a used copy from the video store the other day, though I waited too long and they were not as cheap.

Thanks


34 posted on 06/06/2014 12:59:41 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

The F-104 had a T tail. The movie had F-5s as the MiGs


35 posted on 06/06/2014 4:49:13 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: Tenacious 1

The simulated flight using models and the green screen was horrendous.


36 posted on 06/06/2014 4:52:06 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: acad1228
... but what proof is there that Cruise is gay.


37 posted on 06/06/2014 5:20:29 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: GeronL
I was thinking ADHD.

Ah. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Sure doesn't seem to have hurt Cruise any!

Personally, I think ADHD is a bunch of hooey, a fancy name for a human ATTRIBUTE as old as time, and considered a flaw by teachers and parents too inept to deal with energetic normal BOYS on their own, said "deficit" greatly pumped by a pharmaceuticals industry (one of the, if not THE, largest and most powerful lobbies in Wash. DC).

ADHD is what fueled human progress. I'll bet every single one of the founding fathers had ADHD.

38 posted on 06/07/2014 10:35:43 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: EveningStar

That movie was the definition of Gay.


39 posted on 06/07/2014 8:27:59 PM PDT by Aut Pax Aut Bellum (Where are we going from here? Oh yea, downhill...)
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