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zz25| Top Gun
Director: Tony Scott
Screenplay: Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr.
Cast: Tom Cruise
Genre: Action & Adventure

Running Time: 110
Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1 (NTSC )
Sound: AC-3
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Studio:  Paramount DVD Region:  1 PG
DVD Release:  Jul 2008 Discs:  1 (Blu-ray) [$29.99]
Reviews:  Please watch the documentary…please!

Jingoism, beefcake, military hardware, and a Giorgio Moroder rock score reign supreme over taste and logic in this Tony Scott film about a maverick trainee pilot (Tom Cruise) who can't follow the rules at a Navy aviation training facility. The dogfight sequences between American and Soviet jets at the end are absolutely mechanical, though audiences loved it at the time. The love story between Cruise's character and that of Kelly McGillis is like flipping through pages of advertising in a glossy magazine. This designer action movie from 1986 would be all the more appalling were it not for the canny casting of good actors in dumb parts. Standouts include Anthony Edwards--who makes a nice impression as Cruise's average-Joe pal--and the relatively unknown Meg Ryan in a small but memorable appearance.

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