History Trivia / TopGun

24th Jun '16 4:57:08 AM manofwarb
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** Cougar was supposed to have crashed while trying to land back on the carrier, and his death was supposed to be why Maverick "slid into Cougar's spot", but this was similarly cut by the Navy. [[FridgeBrilliance As this was intended to be a recruitment tool for the Navy, they didn't want attention drawn on a particularly hazardous aspect of serving on a carrier or flying fighters.]]
21st Apr '16 6:26:29 AM Kitch
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** Also inspired 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.
21st Apr '16 3:58:48 AM Viira
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** ValKilmer is Iceman.
** Goose's wife is Creator/MegRyan.
** Goose himself is a doctor [[{{Series/ER}} at Cook County General Hospital.]]
** [[Film/BackToTheFuture Mr. Strickland]] thinks Maverick's ego is writing checks his body can't cash!
** [[Series/WalkerTexasRanger Trivette]] is Sundown.
** [[{{Series/Heroes}} Chipper]] ran for Congress after leaving the Navy.
** [[Film/TotalRecall1990 Looks like Richter]] made it to the party after all.
** [[Film/TheShawshankRedemption Andy]] has abandoned his boat service and gone into Naval Aviation.
** [[Film/{{Alien}} Dallas]] is Top Gun's chief instructor.
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the Japanese dub, [[Creator/TomCruise Maverick]] is none other than [[Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa Kyosuke]] [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Nanbu]]!
10th Apr '16 7:08:58 PM WJTaylor4
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** ValKilmer is Iceman.
25th Feb '16 2:42:15 PM Premonition45
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** [[Film/{{Alien}} Dallas]] is Top Gun's chief instructor.
6th Feb '16 6:14:42 AM xxbiasonxxx
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** Maverick's first real name was "Evan", but was changed to Pete as a homage to Pete Pettigrew, who worked on the movie.
** Goose's [[spoiler: death scene]] was originally supposed to have him [[spoiler: perish in a flaming crash aboard an aircraft carrier]] but the Navy objected against this and the training accident was used.
20th Jan '16 7:36:49 AM hullflyer
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** [[Film/TheShawshankRedemption Andy]] has abandoned his boat service and gone into Naval Aviation.
26th May '15 8:00:10 AM erforce
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Goose's wife is Meg Ryan.

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** [[WalkerTexasRanger Trivette]] is Sundown.

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** [[WalkerTexasRanger [[Series/WalkerTexasRanger Trivette]] is Sundown.
16th Apr '15 6:42:34 AM CynicalBastardo
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** [[Film/TotalRecall1990 Looks like Richter]] made it to the party after all.
8th Apr '15 10:26:48 PM DrOO7
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* AFIS100Years100MovieQuotes:
** #94, "I feel the need—the need for speed!"
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