Top Gun Movie

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Who's Involved:

Tom Cruise, Jerry Bruckheimer, Val Kilmer, Tony Scott, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt, Kelly McGillis, Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr.

Release Date:

Friday, February 8, 2013 (Limited)

Rating: PG

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

Top Gun takes a look at the danger and excitement that awaits every pilot at the Navy's prestigious fighter weapons school. Tom Cruise plays Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, a daring young flyer who's out to become the best of the best. Kelly McGillis plays the civilian instructor who teaches Maverick a few things you can't learn in a classroom.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

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    ... Charlotte 'Charlie' Blackwood

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    ... Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell

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    ... Tom 'Iceman' Kazanski

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Crew: Who's making Top Gun

A look at the Top Gun behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Tony Scott last directed Unstoppable and The Taking of Pelham 123.


Tony Scott


Jerry Bruckheimer

Production Company

Paramount Pictures

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Production: What we know about Top Gun

Key Facts

  1. (59th) Academy Awards® MUSIC (Original Song) -- "Take My Breath Away," Music by Giorgio Moroder; Lyric by Tom Whitlock
  2. Top Gun was re-mastered for the big screen from high-resolution original negative scans and painstakingly converted to 3D by Legend3D under the supervision of the film's director, Tony Scott. Rendered in 3D, the film's complex, long shots reveal extraordinary depth and clarity, allowing viewers to explore every detail of the action. From the spectacular aerial dogfights to the intense close-ups in the cockpits, each frame enables the audience to feel a part of the story.

Filming Timeline

On or about May 16, 1986, the film was in Completed status.

Top Gun Release Date: When was it released?

Top Gun was released in 2013 on Friday, February 8, 2013 (Limited release). There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including Side Effects, Identity Thief and The Sorcerer and the White Snake. IMAX 3D

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