Skip to comments.Honest Trailers - Top Gun (Rated *PG-13*)
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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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.
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.
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..
...was memorable in a sort of Take My Breath Away way.
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?
$cientology is intolerant of gays. That’s why Tom and Travolta can’t come out of the closet.
I think you mean F-5/T-38.
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.
Odly, it makes me think of Berlin. ;-)
And Terri Nunn :-) !
They were F-5E's.
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.
The MiG-28 in the movie was actually an F-5.
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.
Funny as heck. I think inception and the matrix are just as good.
Am I correct in perceiving him as a very much a naturally "amped" kind of person? Kind of seething with energy?
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.
And that’s why they can’t leave Scientology. They know all their secrets.
Please ping me to aviation and aerospace articles. Thank you.
I had a laserdisk of all of their videos. “Now it’s My Turn” became my favorite. Those guys really did rock out.
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).
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.
Or perhaps why does it look like a Northrup F-5?
I make no case for Tom Cruise but his film, “The Last Samurai” with Ken Watanabe is a great movie, mostly due to Watanabe.
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.
They have one for “Frozen” too... a film which I have no intention on seeing
do not get Fire Fox and Fox Fire mixed up... you’d be scarred for life
I was thinking ADHD
Yeah. Not sure how he could have added 10” to his height, though.
I had never heard of the books.
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.
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.
The F-104 had a T tail. The movie had F-5s as the MiGs
The simulated flight using models and the green screen was horrendous.
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.
That movie was the definition of Gay.