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Top Gun

Top Gun
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Film information
NameTop Gun
Directed byTony Scott
Produced byDon Simpson
Jerry Bruckheimer
Written byEhud Yonay
Jim Cash
Jack Epps, Jr.
StarringTom Cruise
Kelly McGillis
Val Kilmer
Anthony Edwards
Tom Skerritt
Music byHarold Faltermeyer
CinematographyJeffrey L. Kimball
Editing byChris Lebenzon
Billy Weber
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date 
Running time110 minutes
Gross revenue$353,816,701 

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'Top Gun' is a 1986 American action film directed by Tony Scott, and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, in association with the Paramount Pictures company. The screenplay was written by Jim Cash and Jack Epps, Jr., and was inspired by the article "Top Guns" written by Ehud Yonay for California magazine.

The film stars Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, and Tom Skerritt. Cruise plays Lieutenant Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, a young Naval aviator aboard the aircraft carrier . He and his Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) Nick "Goose" Bradshaw (Edwards) are given the chance to train at the Navy's Fighter Weapons School. The film depicts Maverick's progress through the training, his romance with a female instructor (McGillis), and his overcoming a crisis of confidence following a fatal training accident.

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