History Trivia / TopGun

2nd Mar '18 7:00:24 AM ScandalousWaheela
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* TruthInTelevision: The training accident that [[spoiler: kills Goose]] was entirely possible due to the design of the Tomcat. Early Tomcats had Pratt & Whitney [=TF30=] engines which were underpowered for the aircraft, resulting in compressor stalls at high angles of attack. The space in between the two engines would also easily result in a flat spin due to the massive amount of asymmetrical thrust should one engine crap out.

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* TruthInTelevision: The training accident that [[spoiler: kills Goose]] was entirely possible due to the design of the Tomcat. Early Tomcats had Pratt & Whitney [=TF30=] engines which were underpowered for the aircraft, resulting in compressor stalls at high angles of attack. The space in between the two engines would also easily result in a flat spin due to the massive amount of asymmetrical thrust should one engine crap out. And a RIO actually did die in a very similar ejection accident.
29th Jan '18 8:00:07 PM nombretomado
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* CastTheExpert: Real-life fighter pilots (wearing darkened visors) played enemy MiG pilots.

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* CastTheExpert: Real-life fighter pilots (wearing darkened visors) played enemy MiG [=MiG=] pilots.
20th Nov '17 5:49:40 PM tsstevens
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* ReferencedBy:
** ''Franchise/WingCommander'' famously centered on a pilot known as Maverick, with Iceman being one of his squadmates. However, in this case, "Maverick" is {{lampshaded}} as being an IronicNickname for the cool-headed by the book pilot. His wingman [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Maniac]] is another matter entirely...
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'''s CatchPhrase is "Danger Zone", and both the song and film itself are frequently mentioned. Kenny Loggins also did an AdamWesting appearance in the episode "Baby Shower" and did a country-music cover of the song.
** ''Film/HotShots'' is essentially a WholePlotReference to ''Top Gun'', playfully skewering just about every trope used in the film.
30th Oct '17 3:32:44 AM ClintEastwood
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* ContractualObligationProject: Creator/ValKilmer did not want to be in this film, but was forced to by contractual obligations.



* MoneyDearBoy: Creator/ValKilmer did not want to be in this film, but was forced to by contractual obligations.
21st Aug '17 6:05:22 PM TargetOnMyBack
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** ''Film/HotShots'' is essentially a WholePlotReference to ''Top Gun'', playfully skewering just about every trope used in the film.



** ''Film/HotShots'' is essentially a WholePlotReference to ''Top Gun'', playfully skewering just about every trope used in the film.
3rd Aug '17 1:57:47 AM ClintEastwood
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Music/JudasPriest were asked to contribute the song "Reckless" to the soundtrack, but declined because they thought the movie would flop. Two years later, they contributed a cover of [[Music/ChuckBerry "Johnny Be Good"]] to [[Film/JohnnyBeGood the movie of the same name, which turned out to be a flop]].
** Ally Sheedy turned down the role of Charlie Blackwood because she didn't think that anyone would want to see a movie about fighter pilots. She later regretted this decision.



** Linda Fiorentino Creator/JodieFoster, [[Franchise/TheTerminator Linda Hamilton]], Creator/DarylHannah, Creator/DianeLane, Tatum O'Neal, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, all turned down the role of Charlie. Creator/CarrieFisher was also considered for the role.

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** Linda Fiorentino Creator/JodieFoster, [[Franchise/TheTerminator Linda Hamilton]], Creator/DarylHannah, Creator/DianeLane, Tatum O'Neal, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, Creator/SarahJessicaParker and Ally Sheedy, all turned down the role of Charlie. Creator/CarrieFisher was also considered for the role.
16th Jul '17 10:22:08 AM ClintEastwood
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** Matthew Modine turned down the role of Maverick because he objected to the film's Cold War politics. Creator/KevinBacon, Scott Baio, Creator/MatthewBroderick, Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/JimCarrey, Creator/JohnCusack, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Creator/EmilioEstevez, Creator/MichaelJFox, Creator/TomHanks, Creator/SeanPenn and Creator/PatrickSwayze, all turned it down. Creator/RobLowe and Eric Stoltz were also considered. Creator/CharlieSheen (who was deemed too young for the role) would later go on to spoof the role in ''Film/HotShots''. Creator/JohnTravolta was rejected for being deemed box-office poison.

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** Matthew Modine turned down the role of Maverick because he objected to the film's Cold War politics. Creator/KevinBacon, Scott Baio, Creator/MatthewBroderick, Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/JimCarrey, Creator/JohnCusack, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Creator/EmilioEstevez, Creator/MichaelJFox, Creator/TomHanks, Creator/SeanPenn and Creator/PatrickSwayze, Creator/PatrickSwayze all turned it down. Creator/RobLowe and Eric Stoltz were also considered. Creator/CharlieSheen (who was deemed too young for the role) would later go on to spoof the role in ''Film/HotShots''. Creator/JohnTravolta was rejected for being deemed box-office poison.



** Tatum O'Neal, Creator/JodieFoster, Daryl Hannah, Creator/DianeLane, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, [[Franchise/TheTerminator Linda Hamilton]] and Linda Fiorentino all turned down the role of Charlie. Creator/CarrieFisher was also considered for the role.

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** Tatum O'Neal, Linda Fiorentino Creator/JodieFoster, Daryl Hannah, Creator/DianeLane, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, [[Franchise/TheTerminator Linda Hamilton]] and Linda Fiorentino Hamilton]], Creator/DarylHannah, Creator/DianeLane, Tatum O'Neal, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, all turned down the role of Charlie. Creator/CarrieFisher was also considered for the role.
16th Jul '17 10:22:08 AM ClintEastwood
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** Matthew Modine turned down the role of Maverick because he objected to the film's Cold War politics. Creator/KevinBacon, Scott Baio, Creator/MatthewBroderick, Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/JimCarrey, Creator/JohnCusack, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Creator/EmilioEstevez, Creator/MichaelJFox, Creator/TomHanks, Creator/SeanPenn and Creator/PatrickSwayze all turned it down. Creator/RobLowe and Eric Stoltz were also considered. Creator/CharlieSheen (who was deemed too young for the role) would later go on to spoof the role in ''Film/HotShots''. Creator/JohnTravolta was rejected for being deemed box-office poison.

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** Matthew Modine turned down the role of Maverick because he objected to the film's Cold War politics. Creator/KevinBacon, Scott Baio, Creator/MatthewBroderick, Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/JimCarrey, Creator/JohnCusack, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Creator/EmilioEstevez, Creator/MichaelJFox, Creator/TomHanks, Creator/SeanPenn and Creator/PatrickSwayze all turned it down. Creator/RobLowe and Eric Stoltz were also considered. Creator/CharlieSheen (who was deemed too young for the role) would later go on to spoof the role in ''Film/HotShots''. Creator/JohnTravolta was rejected for being deemed box-office poison.
16th Jul '17 10:19:45 AM ClintEastwood
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* HostilityOnTheSet: Creator/TomCruise and Creator/ValKilmer didn't interact with each other at all, thus the tension between their characters is the real deal.



* RealitySubtext: The tension between Maverick and Iceman wasn't just down to good acting. Creator/TomCruise and Creator/ValKilmer really disliked each other and wouldn't socialise or interact with one another.

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* RealitySubtext: RealitySubtext:
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The tension between Maverick and Iceman wasn't just down to good acting. Creator/TomCruise and Creator/ValKilmer really disliked each other and wouldn't socialise or interact with one another.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Music/BryanAdams was approached to use his song, "Only the Strong Survive," but he refused since he felt that the film glorified war.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Music/BryanAdams was approached to use his song, "Only the Strong Survive," but he refused since he felt that the film glorified war.



** Matthew Modine turned down the role of Maverick because he objected to the film's Cold War politics. Creator/PatrickSwayze, Creator/EmilioEstevez, Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/JohnCusack, Creator/MatthewBroderick, Creator/SeanPenn, Creator/MichaelJFox, Scott Baio and Creator/TomHanks all turned it down. Creator/CharlieSheen, Creator/JimCarrey, Rob Lowe, Creator/KevinBacon, Eric Stoltz and Creator/RobertDowneyJr were considered for the role of Maverick. Sheen (who was deemed too young for the role) would later go on to spoof the role in ''Film/HotShots''. Creator/JohnTravolta was rejected for being deemed box-office poison.

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** Matthew Modine turned down the role of Maverick because he objected to the film's Cold War politics. Creator/PatrickSwayze, Creator/EmilioEstevez, Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/JohnCusack, Creator/KevinBacon, Scott Baio, Creator/MatthewBroderick, Creator/SeanPenn, Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/JimCarrey, Creator/JohnCusack, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Creator/EmilioEstevez, Creator/MichaelJFox, Scott Baio Creator/TomHanks, Creator/SeanPenn and Creator/TomHanks Creator/PatrickSwayze, all turned it down. Creator/CharlieSheen, Creator/JimCarrey, Rob Lowe, Creator/KevinBacon, Creator/RobLowe and Eric Stoltz and Creator/RobertDowneyJr were considered for the role of Maverick. Sheen also considered. Creator/CharlieSheen (who was deemed too young for the role) would later go on to spoof the role in ''Film/HotShots''. Creator/JohnTravolta was rejected for being deemed box-office poison.
18th Jun '17 8:19:06 PM jormis29
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** Tatum O'Neal, Creator/JodieFoster, Daryl Hannah, Diane Lane, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, [[Franchise/TheTerminator Linda Hamilton]] and Linda Fiorentino all turned down the role of Charlie. Creator/CarrieFisher was also considered for the role.

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** Tatum O'Neal, Creator/JodieFoster, Daryl Hannah, Diane Lane, Creator/DianeLane, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, [[Franchise/TheTerminator Linda Hamilton]] and Linda Fiorentino all turned down the role of Charlie. Creator/CarrieFisher was also considered for the role.
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