History Film / TopGun

10th Feb '17 4:23:36 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** In real life, TomCruise and [=Kelly McGillis=] despised each other.

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** In real life, TomCruise Creator/TomCruise and [=Kelly McGillis=] despised each other.
27th Jan '17 2:49:05 PM morane
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* InsistentTerminology: Maverick corrects Charlie when she calls him a "pilot." TruthInTelevision, the Navy has ''Aviators'', not "pilots."

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* InsistentTerminology: Maverick corrects Charlie when she calls him a "pilot." TruthInTelevision, the Navy has ''Aviators'', not "pilots.""pilots" for flying aircraft. A Navy ''pilot'' steers ships, not airplanes.
31st Dec '16 6:36:07 AM contrafanxxx
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** Personified in this quote:
-->'''Wolfman''' (watching footage of of planes getting shot down): This gives me a hard-on.
8th Dec '16 8:01:50 PM DimensionalShambler
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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.
** Special mention must go to the fact that Maverick is described by his superiors, multiple times, as someone who disregards authority and plays by his own rules. Regardless of his piloting skill, this alone would keep the US Navy from ever putting him in the pilot seat of a multi-million dollar fighter jet.

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Practically the trope example. Too many There's strict protocol on ''who'' gets to count. Too many to comprehend. People fly jets - Maverick, who's already noted for having issues with military experience know better than authority, most likely wouldn't have been a candidate. It's {{hand wave}}d by him been vouched for (much to start his headache) by 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.
** Special mention must go
well-respected officer, who's somehow managed to the fact that shield Maverick is described by from getting his superiors, multiple times, as someone who disregards authority and plays by his own rules. Regardless of his piloting skill, rank busted down thrice affect him too badly. In real life, this alone would keep the US Navy from ever putting him is usually a death sentence for advancing in the pilot seat of a multi-million dollar fighter jet.rank. But he's Maverick.
17th Nov '16 11:44:42 AM Movienut376
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*BigWhat: During the climactic dogfight with the MiGs:
-->'''Merlin''': What are you doing? You're slowing down. You're slowing down!
-->'''Maverick''': I'm bringing him in closer.
-->'''Merlin''': You're gonna do '' WHAT?!?''
7th Oct '16 5:03:22 PM StarTropes
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* GodHelpUsAll: Stinger's semi-facetious response when Maverick suggests becoming a TOPGUN instructor.
18th Sep '16 11:51:17 AM Peacenik
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** Also, Goose to Maverick: "You have to have carnal knowledge -- of a lady this time -- on the premises"
12th Sep '16 8:17:22 AM laserviking42
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** Also: Highway to the daaaaaaanger zone!
12th Sep '16 8:04:27 AM laserviking42
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** Special mention must go to the fact that Maverick is described by his superiors, multiple times, as someone who disregards authority and plays by his own rules. Regardless of his piloting skill, this alone would keep the US Navy from ever putting him in the pilot seat of a multi-million dollar fighter jet.
9th Sep '16 8:28:00 PM AlohaMrHand
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** Whether or not he actually banged Charlie in the ladies' room is very debatable. The line "I'm going to need a beer to put these flames out" suggests that Maverick didn't bang her and instead just got her to say "Your friend was magnificent" to Goose so that he could win the bet.
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