Top Gun starring Tom Cruise as the cocky young, hotshot, flyboy ‘Maverick'. He’s a rah-rah, Navy fighter pilot, who together with his wingman, ‘Goose’ get into Top Gun, the Navy's testosterone-fueled, sweat-soaked school forGrumman F-14 super pilots at Miramar San Diego.
Top Gun has jets, bikes, crewcuts & a rockin' soundtrack, however with each subsequent viewing it gets more & more ridiculous. Together with cheesy dialog & a goofy nonsensical plot, Top Gun was grimly predictable from the ground up.
However brilliant visual air to air scenes, especially vertigo-inducing aerial dogfight sequences, made it a hit & the film became the top-grossing film of 1986.