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Top Gun Movie Basics

Year of Release: 1986
Running Time: 1 hrs. 49 min.
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Tony Scott
Screenwriter: Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr. and Charles Proser
Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson and Bill Badalato
Studio: Paramount Pictures

Top Gun Synopsis

High-flying naval aviator Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Tom Cruise) competes for the top spot at Top Gun while going for the girl, but gets a dose of reality in a flying accident and combat engagement.

Top Gun Cast

Tom Cruise - Maverick
Kelly McGillis - Charlotte Blackwood
Val Kilmer - Tom Kasansky
Anthony Edwards - Lt. Nick Bradshaw
Meg Ryan - Carole Bradshaw
Michael Ironside - Dick Weatherly
Tom Skerritt - Commander Mike Metcalf
Adrian Pasdar - Chipper
Tim Robbins - Sam Willis
Rick Rossovich - Ron Kerner

Top Gun Awards and Nominations

1986 Academy Awards® Best Song (Win)

Best Editing (Nom)

Best Sound (Nom)

Best Sound Effects (Nom)

1987 Golden Globe Awards® Best Song (Win)

Best Original Score (Nom)

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Top Gun

Viper ( Tom Skerritt ):

"Top Gun rules of engagement are written for your safety and for that of your team. They are not flexible, nor am I. Is that clear?"

Where is Top Gun school located in the film?