Top Gun

Top Gun is a 1986 American romantic military action drama film directed by Tony Scott, and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, in association with Paramount Pictures. The screenplay was written by Jim Cash and Jack Epps, Jr., and was inspired by an article titled “Top Guns” published in California magazine three years earlier.

Original Top Gun Movie Poster (1986)Rated:  PG
Run Time:  1h 50min
Release Date:  May 16, 1986 (USA)
Genre:  Action, Drama, Romance
Director:  Tony Scott


Top Gun stars Tom CruiseKelly McGillisVal KilmerAnthony Edwards, Meg Ryan, Michael Ironside, James Tolkan and Tom Skerritt.  Tom Cruise plays Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a young naval aviator aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise.  He and his Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) Nick “Goose” Bradshaw (Anthony Edwards) are given the chance to train at the Navy’s Elite Fighter Weapons School at the former Naval Air Station (NAS) Miramar in San Diego which is also referred to as ‘Top Gun’.

Tag Lines

…It’s a solo mission … Yeah! …And I’m going with him…
Up there with the best of the best.
I feel the need, the need for speed.

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

Tom Cruise as Maverick

Kelly McGillis as Charlie

Val Kilmer as Iceman

Anthony Edwards as Goose

Meg Ryan as Carole

Tom Skerritt as Viper

Tim Robbins as Merlin

Michael Ironside as Jester

James Tolkan as Stinger