History Film / TopGun

4th Aug '16 10:03:41 AM Taskmaster123
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Practically the trope example. Too many to count. Too many to comprehend. People with military experience know better than to start a drinking game listing everything wrong with this picture, because that much booze would kill you. The one thing they did get right was that F-14's do take off from, and land on, aircraft carriers.

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Practically the trope example. Too many to count. Too many to comprehend. People with military experience know better than to start a drinking game listing everything wrong with this picture, because that much booze would kill you. The one thing they did get right was that F-14's do take off from, from and land on, on aircraft carriers.
4th Aug '16 10:02:49 AM Taskmaster123
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Practically the trope example. Too many to count. Too many to comprehend. People with military experience know better than to start a drinking game listing everything wrong with this picture, because that much booze would kill you. The one thing they did get right was that F-14's do take off from, and land on, aircraft carriers.
6th Jul '16 9:52:56 AM Mdumas43073
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Okay, a bit more detail. ''Top Gun'' (1986) was inspired by a magazine article on Navy pilots. The screenwriters and director Creator/TonyScott viewed it as "[[XMeetsY Sports Movie meets jets]]". In it, a hotshot pilot named "Maverick" (Cruise) is sent to the [=TOPGUN=][[note]] Which is the actual name of the real-life school - all caps, no space[[/note]] training school, a five-week workshop where pilots learn how to really kick ass in an OldSchoolDogfight. Here Maverick has to deal with competition from fellow pilots, and conquer his own demons, while still finding time to romance a civilian instructor and astrophysicist (Kelly [=McGillis=]).

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Okay, a bit more detail. ''Top Gun'' (1986) was inspired by a magazine article on Navy pilots. The screenwriters and director Creator/TonyScott viewed it as "[[XMeetsY Sports Movie meets jets]]". In it, a hotshot pilot named "Maverick" (Cruise) is sent to the [=TOPGUN=][[note]] Which is the actual name of the real-life school - all caps, no space[[/note]] training school, a five-week workshop where pilots learn how to really kick ass in an OldSchoolDogfight. Here Maverick has to deal with competition from fellow pilots, and conquer his own demons, while still finding time to romance a his civilian instructor and astrophysicist Charlotte (Kelly [=McGillis=]).



* HotBlooded: Maverick, who likes yanking stunts like the picture-taking with the [=MiG=] at dangerously close range and abandoning his wingman for a perfect shot. His ego's writing checks his body can't cash, and it's noted he got it from his father.
* HotScientist: Charlie


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* HotBlooded: Maverick, who likes yanking stunts like the picture-taking with the [=MiG=] at dangerously close range and abandoning his wingman for a perfect shot. His ego's writing checks his body can't cash, and it's noted he got it from his father.
* HotScientist: Charlie, the leggy blonde astrophysicist, definitely qualifies.
6th Jul '16 9:50:20 AM Mdumas43073
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Creator/TomCruise flies [[CoolPlane F-14 Tomcats]] and gives the [[CommieLand Commie Landers]] the finger while playing volleyball.

Okay, a bit more detail. ''Top Gun'' (1986) was inspired by a magazine article on Navy pilots. The screenwriters and director Creator/TonyScott viewed it as "[[XMeetsY Sports Movie meets jets]]". In it, a hotshot pilot named "Maverick" (Cruise) is sent to the [=TOPGUN=][[note]] Which is the actual name of the real-life school - all caps, no space[[/note]] training school, a five-week workshop where pilots learn how to really kick ass in an OldSchoolDogfight. Here Maverick has to deal with competition from fellow pilots, and conquer his own demons.

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The movie in which Creator/TomCruise flies [[CoolPlane F-14 Tomcats]] and gives the [[CommieLand Commie Landers]] the finger while playing volleyball.

Okay, a bit more detail. ''Top Gun'' (1986) was inspired by a magazine article on Navy pilots. The screenwriters and director Creator/TonyScott viewed it as "[[XMeetsY Sports Movie meets jets]]". In it, a hotshot pilot named "Maverick" (Cruise) is sent to the [=TOPGUN=][[note]] Which is the actual name of the real-life school - all caps, no space[[/note]] training school, a five-week workshop where pilots learn how to really kick ass in an OldSchoolDogfight. Here Maverick has to deal with competition from fellow pilots, and conquer his own demons.
demons, while still finding time to romance a civilian instructor and astrophysicist (Kelly [=McGillis=]).


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* HotScientist: Charlie


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* TomboyishName: Charlotte "Charlie" Blackwood.
6th Jul '16 9:45:26 AM Mdumas43073
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2nd Jul '16 7:47:37 AM StarSword
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* FatalFamilyPhoto: Subverted -- Cougar has such a photo, but Maverick prevents him from crashing. He then resigns his commission.

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* FatalFamilyPhoto: Subverted -- {{Downplayed}}. Cougar has such a photo, but Maverick prevents him from crashing. He Cougar then resigns turns in his commission.wings, meaning he's resigning from being a pilot.
2nd Jul '16 7:46:22 AM StarSword
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'''Maverick''' Great, he's probably saying, "Holy shit, it's Maverick and Goose".\\
'''Goose''' [[SarcasmMode Yeah,]] [[DeadpanSnarker I'm sure he's saying that...]]

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'''Maverick''' '''Maverick''': Great, he's probably saying, "Holy shit, it's Maverick and Goose".\\
'''Goose''' '''Goose''': [[SarcasmMode Yeah,]] [[DeadpanSnarker I'm sure he's saying that...]]
2nd Jul '16 7:46:01 AM StarSword
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'''Maverick''' Great, he's probably saying, "Holy shit, it's Maverick and Goose"

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'''Maverick''' Great, he's probably saying, "Holy shit, it's Maverick and Goose"Goose".\\
2nd Jul '16 7:45:33 AM StarSword
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* BoyMeetsGirl: A classic, if initially a little strange, example. [[IntroductionByHookup Boy bangs girl in bar before finding out she's one of his instructors.]] Boy and girl fall hard. Girl gets job in D.C. and leaves. [[spoiler:Girl hears boy came back to be an instructor in his own right and flies out to see him.]]



--> ''"Is this your idea of fun, Mav?"''
--> ''"The Defense Department regrets to inform you that your sons are dead because they were stupid."''

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--> ''"Is this your idea of fun, Mav?"''
-->
Mav?"''\\
''"The Defense Department regrets to inform you that your sons are dead because they were stupid."''



-->'''Viper:''' ''Good morning, gentlemen. The temperature is 110 degrees..."
-->'''Wolfman:''' "Holy shit, it's Viper!"
-->'''Goose:''' "Viper's up here? Great! [--...oooh, shit!--]"
-->'''Maverick''' "Great, he's probably saying, "Holy shit, it's Maverick and Goose" "
-->'''Goose''' "[[SarcasmMode Yeah,]] [[DeadpanSnarker I'm sure he's saying that...]]"

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-->'''Viper:''' ''Good ''(cheerfully)'' Good morning, gentlemen. The temperature is 110 degrees..."
-->'''Wolfman:''' "Holy
\\
'''Wolfman:''' Holy
shit, it's Viper!"
-->'''Goose:''' "Viper's
Viper!\\
'''Goose:''' Viper's
up here? Great! [--...oooh, shit!--]"
-->'''Maverick''' "Great,
shit!--]\\
'''Maverick''' Great,
he's probably saying, "Holy shit, it's Maverick and Goose" "
-->'''Goose''' "[[SarcasmMode
Goose"
'''Goose''' [[SarcasmMode
Yeah,]] [[DeadpanSnarker I'm sure he's saying that...]]"]]



* GatlingGood: The shots of the [=MiGs=] firing their guns during the final dogfight cut to a shot of a Minigun firing. The F-14 carries an internal 20mm Vulcan cannon as well, but it's never used on-screen.
** No mig fighters in reality uses a gatling gun, the only Mig plane to use one is the MIG-27 which is a ground attack airplane.
* TheGeneralsDaughter: A high-speed pass over an ''admiral's'' daughter is mentioned a couple of times, [[NoodleIncident but we never hear the whole story]]. It's within the realm of possibility that Maverick didn't ''literally'' do a high speed pass over the admiral's daughter, in fact it's strongly implied that Stinger was being figurative and that Mav had a fling with her.

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* GatlingGood: The shots of the [=MiGs=] firing their guns during the final dogfight cut to a shot of a Minigun firing. The F-14 carries an internal 20mm Vulcan cannon as well, but it's never used on-screen.
**
on-screen (though it's referenced a couple times when various planes get too close for missiles in the simulated dogfights). [[JustPlaneWrong No mig MiG fighters in reality uses carry a gatling gun, gun; the only Mig MiG plane to use one is the MIG-27 which is MiG-27, a ground attack airplane.
airplane.]]
* TheGeneralsDaughter: A high-speed pass over an ''admiral's'' daughter is mentioned a couple of times, [[NoodleIncident but we never hear the whole story]]. It's within the realm of possibility that Maverick didn't ''literally'' do a high speed pass over the admiral's daughter, daughter; in fact it's strongly implied that Stinger was being figurative and that Mav had a fling with her.



** There is no such plane as the [=MiG-28=]. Even if there was, Mig naming traditions mean that it would be a odd-number (mig doesn't do even numbers).

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** There is no such plane as the [=MiG-28=]. Even if there was, Mig [=MiG=] naming traditions mean that it would be a odd-number (mig doesn't do even numbers).odd-number. The only even-numbered Mikoyan-Gurevich plane was the -6, a ground-attack aircraft from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.



** Also an amusing InUniverse example when American intelligence on the fictional [=MiG-28=] says that the plane has problems pulling negative ''G''s, except that in the opening sequence Mav followed, then got above, one through a -4 ''G'' dive and was close enough to [[FlippingTheBird give the other pilot the finger from two meters above him]].



* OhCrap: Wolfman's reaction to learning he's up against Viper, as well as Goose's
** Maverick and Goose's reaction when they realize that their new instructor is the woman they'd tried to hit on the night before.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
**
Wolfman's reaction to learning he's up against Viper, as well as Goose's
Goose's.
** Maverick and Goose's reaction when they realize that their new instructor is the woman they'd tried to hit on the night before.



* WhatTheHellHero: Maverick spends most of the movie flying unpredictably and/or recklessly, putting himself, his wingmen, and his aircraft at risk. Consequently, he ends up on the receiving end of these from his commanders, his peers, his girlfriend, and even Goose.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Maverick spends most of the movie flying unpredictably and/or recklessly, putting himself, his wingmen, and his aircraft at risk. Consequently, he ends up on the receiving end of these from his commanders, his peers, his girlfriend, and even Goose. Seemingly the only reason he hasn't been thrown out of the Navy altogether by now is because [[BunnyEarsLawyer he's just that good]].



-->'''Charlotte''': I'm Charlotte Blackwood.
-->'''Maverick''': I'm Maverick.
-->'''Charlotte''': Did your mother not like you?
-->'''Maverick''': No, it's my call sign.

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-->'''Charlotte''': I'm Charlotte Blackwood. \n-->'''Maverick''': \\
'''Maverick''':
I'm Maverick.
-->'''Charlotte''':
Maverick.\\
'''Charlotte''':
Did your mother not like you?
-->'''Maverick''':
you?\\
'''Maverick''':
No, it's my call sign.
sign.
21st Apr '16 6:25:09 AM Kitch
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* FollowTheLeader:
** Inspired several imitators, including ''Film/FireBirds'' and the short-lived TV series ''Supercarrier'', the [[LongRunner long-running]] TV series ''Series/{{JAG}}'', as well as multiple air-combat video games.
** The movie ''Navy SEALS'' with Creator/CharlieSheen was requested by the Navy, who hoped it would provide a bump in enlistments the way ''Top Gun'' did.
** The Navy also fully supported the production of ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' as they thought it would do for the submarine service what ''Top Gun'' did for Navy aviation.



-->'''Stinger''': Maverick, you just did an incredibly brave thing. WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE WAS LAND YOUR PLANE. You donít own that plane, the taxpayers do! Son, your ego is writing checks your body canít cash. Youíve been busted and lost your qualifications as section leader THREE TIMES, put in hack twice by me, with a history of high-speed passes over five air-control towers, and one admiralís daughter! Ö Now donít kid yourself, your family name ainít the best in the Navy. You need to be doing it better and cleaner than the other guy.

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-->'''Stinger''': --->'''Stinger''': Maverick, you just did an incredibly brave thing. WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE WAS LAND YOUR PLANE. You donít own that plane, the taxpayers do! Son, your ego is writing checks your body canít cash. Youíve been busted and lost your qualifications as section leader THREE TIMES, put in hack twice by me, with a history of high-speed passes over five air-control towers, and one admiralís daughter! Ö Now donít kid yourself, your family name ainít the best in the Navy. You need to be doing it better and cleaner than the other guy.



-->'''Iceman''': You guys really are cowboys. Ö Youíre everyoneís problem. Every time you fly, youíre unsafe. I donít like you because youíre dangerous.

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-->'''Iceman''': --->'''Iceman''': You guys really are cowboys. Ö Youíre everyoneís problem. Every time you fly, youíre unsafe. I donít like you because youíre dangerous.



-->'''Iceman''': Maverick, itís not your flying, itís your attitude. The enemyís dangerous, but right now youíre worse than the enemyÖyouíre dangerous and foolish. You may not like the guys flying with you, and they may not like you. But whose side are you on?

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-->'''Iceman''': --->'''Iceman''': Maverick, itís not your flying, itís your attitude. The enemyís dangerous, but right now youíre worse than the enemyÖyouíre dangerous and foolish. You may not like the guys flying with you, and they may not like you. But whose side are you on?



-->'''Viper''': You took [the shot]ÖAND BROKE A MAJOR RULE OF ENGAGEMENT. Then you broke another one with that circus stunt fly-by. Gentlemen, TOPGUN safety rules exist for your safety and that of your team. They are not flexible, nor am I. Either obey them or you are history. Is that clear?

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-->'''Viper''': --->'''Viper''': You took [the shot]ÖAND BROKE A MAJOR RULE OF ENGAGEMENT. Then you broke another one with that circus stunt fly-by. Gentlemen, TOPGUN safety rules exist for your safety and that of your team. They are not flexible, nor am I. Either obey them or you are history. Is that clear?



-->'''Goose''': When I realized we were off to TOPGUN, all I could think about was that trophy. Iíve got to be straight with you, MavÖright now, I just hope we graduate. Iíve got a family to think about, I canít afford to blow this. I know the Academy rejected you because youíre Duke Mitchellís kid and you have to live with that reputation. But itís like youíre flying against a ghost. It makes me nervous.

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-->'''Goose''': --->'''Goose''': When I realized we were off to TOPGUN, all I could think about was that trophy. Iíve got to be straight with you, MavÖright now, I just hope we graduate. Iíve got a family to think about, I canít afford to blow this. I know the Academy rejected you because youíre Duke Mitchellís kid and you have to live with that reputation. But itís like youíre flying against a ghost. It makes me nervous.



-->'''Sundown''': What do you mean, ďIt doesnít look good?Ē It doesnít GET to look any better than that!\\

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-->'''Sundown''': --->'''Sundown''': What do you mean, ďIt doesnít look good?Ē It doesnít GET to look any better than that!\\



-->'''Charlie''': So Iím too late. Youíve already left. You didnít learn a damn thing, did youÖexcept to quit. Well, youíve got that maneuver down real good. So long, Pete Mitchell.

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-->'''Charlie''': --->'''Charlie''': So Iím too late. Youíve already left. You didnít learn a damn thing, did youÖexcept to quit. Well, youíve got that maneuver down real good. So long, Pete Mitchell.



-->'''Merlin''': Címon, Mav, get back to the fight! Ice is in trouble, what the hell are you doing??? He wonít last down there alone!

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-->'''Merlin''': --->'''Merlin''': Címon, Mav, get back to the fight! Ice is in trouble, what the hell are you doing??? He wonít last down there alone!
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