History Film / TopGun

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 don’t own that plane, the taxpayers do! Son, your ego is writing checks your body can’t cash. You’ve 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 admiral’s daughter! … Now don’t kid yourself, your family name ain’t 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 don’t own that plane, the taxpayers do! Son, your ego is writing checks your body can’t cash. You’ve 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 admiral’s daughter! … Now don’t kid yourself, your family name ain’t the best in the Navy. You need to be doing it better and cleaner than the other guy.



-->'''Iceman''': You guys really are cowboys. … You’re everyone’s problem. Every time you fly, you’re unsafe. I don’t like you because you’re dangerous.

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-->'''Iceman''': --->'''Iceman''': You guys really are cowboys. … You’re everyone’s problem. Every time you fly, you’re unsafe. I don’t like you because you’re dangerous.



-->'''Iceman''': Maverick, it’s not your flying, it’s your attitude. The enemy’s dangerous, but right now you’re worse than the enemy…you’re 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, it’s not your flying, it’s your attitude. The enemy’s dangerous, but right now you’re worse than the enemy…you’re 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]…AND 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]…AND 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. I’ve got to be straight with you, Mav…right now, I just hope we graduate. I’ve got a family to think about, I can’t afford to blow this. I know the Academy rejected you because you’re Duke Mitchell’s kid and you have to live with that reputation. But it’s like you’re 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. I’ve got to be straight with you, Mav…right now, I just hope we graduate. I’ve got a family to think about, I can’t afford to blow this. I know the Academy rejected you because you’re Duke Mitchell’s kid and you have to live with that reputation. But it’s like you’re flying against a ghost. It makes me nervous.



-->'''Sundown''': What do you mean, “It doesn’t look good?” It doesn’t GET to look any better than that!\\

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-->'''Sundown''': --->'''Sundown''': What do you mean, “It doesn’t look good?” It doesn’t GET to look any better than that!\\



-->'''Charlie''': So I’m too late. You’ve already left. You didn’t learn a damn thing, did you…except to quit. Well, you’ve got that maneuver down real good. So long, Pete Mitchell.

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-->'''Charlie''': --->'''Charlie''': So I’m too late. You’ve already left. You didn’t learn a damn thing, did you…except to quit. Well, you’ve got that maneuver down real good. So long, Pete Mitchell.



-->'''Merlin''': C’mon, Mav, get back to the fight! Ice is in trouble, what the hell are you doing??? He won’t last down there alone!

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-->'''Merlin''': --->'''Merlin''': C’mon, Mav, get back to the fight! Ice is in trouble, what the hell are you doing??? He won’t last down there alone!
8th Apr '16 1:50:01 PM contrafanxxx
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* TeacherStudentRomance: Between Maverick and Charlie.
26th Mar '16 5:58:07 PM Tank50us
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** The Navy still won out though. While many of those that joined the Navy were unable to fly (either because they weren't officers, or just didn't meet the requirements to be a pilot), many of those that joined would likely end up working on the F-14 (among other aircraft). Given that the F-14 is an exceptionally complex aircraft to maintain, the Navy needed those maintainers just to keep the prized Tomcats ''flying''.
22nd Mar '16 11:52:16 AM oakleaf
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** Averted in the spin and crash. Earlier F-14s with the [=TF30=] were legendary for their problems, including air-flow and flameouts. Add to that the Tomcat's nasty spin characteristics, the fact that a spin will push the crew forward away from the ejection handles (later models moved them), and to top it all off, one RIO died exactly the same way that Goose did.

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** Averted in the spin and crash. Earlier F-14s with the [=TF30=] were legendary for their problems, including air-flow and flameouts. Add to that the Tomcat's nasty spin characteristics, the fact that a spin will push the crew forward away from the ejection handles (later models moved them), and to top it all off, one RIO died [[spoiler:died exactly the same way that Goose did.did]].
22nd Mar '16 11:50:46 AM oakleaf
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** Averted in the spin and crash. Earlier F-14s with the TF30 were legendary for their problems, including air-flow and flameouts. Add to that the Tomcat's nasty spin characteristics, the fact that a spin will push the crew forward away from the ejection handles (later models moved them), and to top it all off, one RIO died exactly the same way the Goose did.

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** Averted in the spin and crash. Earlier F-14s with the TF30 [=TF30=] were legendary for their problems, including air-flow and flameouts. Add to that the Tomcat's nasty spin characteristics, the fact that a spin will push the crew forward away from the ejection handles (later models moved them), and to top it all off, one RIO died exactly the same way the that Goose did.
22nd Mar '16 11:48:58 AM oakleaf
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** Averted in the spin and crash. Earlier F-14s with the TF30 were legendary for their problems, including air-flow and flameouts. Add to that the Tomcat's nasty spin characteristics, the fact that a spin will push the crew forward away from the ejection handles (later models moved them), and to top it all off, one RIO died exactly the same way the Goose did.
9th Feb '16 12:40:01 PM Vios
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* InappropriatelyCloseComrades: Just averted; the makers of the film were [[BackedByThePentagon asked by the US Navy]] to change Maverick's love interest from a female enlisted member of the Navy to a civilian contractor with the Navy, due to the US military's prohibition of fraternization between officers and enlisted personnel.
6th Feb '16 6:10:53 AM xxbiasonxxx
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* BadassBoast:
--> '''Iceman''': I don't like you because you're dangerous.\\
'''Maverick''': That's right, Ice... Man. I ''am'' dangerous.
14th Nov '15 6:26:30 AM xxbiasonxxx
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* AnonymousRinger: The nation whose air force the main characters fly against is never named. Speculation pegs it as South Yemen, a then Soviet client. IMDB suggests it was intended to be North Korea, which is rather unlikely as dialogue in the film establishes the setting as the Indian Ocean.



* AnonymousRinger: The nation whose air force the main characters fly against is never named. Speculation pegs it as South Yemen, a then Soviet client. IMDB suggests it was intended to be North Korea, which is rather unlikely as dialogue in the film establishes the setting as the Indian Ocean.
13th Oct '15 6:58:47 AM xxbiasonxxx
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->'''Iceman''': You guys really are cowboys.\\
'''Maverick''': What's your problem, Kazanski?\\
'''Iceman''': You’re everyone’s problem. Every time you fly, you’re unsafe. I don’t like you because you’re dangerous.\\
'''Maverick''': That's right! Ice... man. I AM dangerous.\\

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->'''Iceman''': -->'''Iceman''': You guys really are cowboys.\\
'''Maverick''': What's your problem, Kazanski?\\
'''Iceman''':
cowboys. … You’re everyone’s problem. Every time you fly, you’re unsafe. I don’t like you because you’re dangerous.\\
'''Maverick''': That's right! Ice... man. I AM dangerous.\\



-->'''Goose''': The Defense Department regrets to inform you that [[TooDumbToLive your sons are dead because they were stupid]]. [[{{Catchphrase}} Great balls of fire]].
*** At the locker room, following that scene...



-->'''Sundown''': Hey, where the hell are you going?\\
'''Maverick''': Uh, it's not good. It doesn't look good.\\
'''Sundown''': What do you mean, “It doesn’t look good?” It doesn’t GET to look any better than that!\\

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-->'''Sundown''': Hey, where the hell are you going?\\
'''Maverick''': Uh, it's not good. It doesn't look good.\\
'''Sundown''':
What do you mean, “It doesn’t look good?” It doesn’t GET to look any better than that!\\



'''Maverick''': [grabs Sundown] I will fire when I'm goddamn good and ready! You got that?!\\

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'''Maverick''': [grabs Sundown] I will fire when I'm goddamn good and ready! You got that?!\\that?!
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