History Trivia / TopGun

21st Aug '16 9:14:26 AM eroock
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** Mickey Rourke turned down a role.

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** Mickey Rourke Creator/MickeyRourke turned down a role.
12th Aug '16 10:15:43 AM CumbersomeTercel
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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]].

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: 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]].



** Creator/JonVoight was consisdered for Viper.

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** Creator/JonVoight was consisdered considered for Viper.
12th Aug '16 10:15:18 AM CumbersomeTercel
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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]].

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: 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]].



** Tatum O'Neal, Creator/JodieFoster, Daryl Hannah, Diane Lane, [[Series/SexAndTheCity SarahJessicaParker]] and [[Franchise/TheTerminator LindaHamilton]] 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, [[Series/SexAndTheCity SarahJessicaParker]] Sarah Jessica Parker]] and [[Franchise/TheTerminator LindaHamilton]] Linda Hamilton]] all turned down the role of Charlie. Creator/CarrieFisher was also considered for the role.
12th Aug '16 10:14:54 AM CumbersomeTercel
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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]].

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: 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]].



** Tatum O'Neal, Creator/JodieFoster, Daryl Hannah, Diane Lane, [[Series/SexAndTheCity SarahJessicaParker and [[Franchise/TheTerminator LindaHamilton]] 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, [[Series/SexAndTheCity SarahJessicaParker SarahJessicaParker]] and [[Franchise/TheTerminator LindaHamilton]] all turned down the role of Charlie. Creator/CarrieFisher was also considered for the role.
12th Aug '16 10:14:22 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DeletedScene: The film was originally going to have a scene near the end where Maverick visited [[spoiler:Goose's grave]]. A filmed version of this scene was never released, however still screen shots from what such a scene would have looked like are available on the special edition DVD.
* DevelopmentHell: The sequel. It was set to be released in 2014, but Creator/TonyScott's untimely death caused production to be on hold.
* DiscreditedMeme: The navy will fine $5 to anyone who quotes or references this film.



* DevelopmentHell: The sequel. It was set to be released in 2014, but Tony Scott's untimely death caused production to be on hold.

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* DevelopmentHell: FatalMethodActing / InMemoriam: During the filming of some sequences from civilian aircraft, longtime Hollywood stunt pilot Art Scholl was killed. A biplane he was flying crashed off the Pacific Coast. The sequel. It was set film is dedicated to be released in 2014, but Tony Scott's untimely death caused production to be on hold.his memory.



* 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.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: An official release of Music/HaroldFaltermeyer's score for the film has never been done. Two pieces of score appear on the current soundtrack, but the complete score has yet to be released.



* MoneyDearBoy: Creator/ValKilmer did not want to be in this film, but was forced to by contractual obligations.
* 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.



* RomanceOnTheSet: Creator/MegRyan and Anthony Edwards actually became an item after filming concluded.



* StarMakingRole: Tom Cruise. Also Val Kilmer.
* ThrowItIn: Iceman biting his gum and snapping his jaw at the end of the locker room scene was not scripted. Val Kilmer just did it, effectively getting the final word over Cruise.

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* StarMakingRole: Tom Cruise. Also Val Kilmer.
ScullyBox: Creator/TomCruise actually had to wear lifts in his scenes with Kelly [=McGillis=]. Cruise is 5'7" while [=McGillis=] is 5'10".
* StillbornFranchise: It's unlikely that the sequel will ever happen.
* ThrowItIn: Iceman biting his gum and snapping his jaw at the end of the locker room scene was not scripted. Val Kilmer Creaotr/ValKilmer just did it, effectively getting the final word over Cruise.Creator/TomCruise.




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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/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.
** Music/KennyLoggins was not the first choice to record the song "Danger Zone" for the film. Music/{{Toto}} and Music/REOSpeedwagon were two of the groups considered prior to Loggins.
** Just before the film started production, one of the producers announced that they wanted to use the Music/BruceSpringsteen song "Born in the USA" but attempts to secure the song were unsuccessful.
** Tatum O'Neal, Creator/JodieFoster, Daryl Hannah, Diane Lane, [[Series/SexAndTheCity SarahJessicaParker and [[Franchise/TheTerminator LindaHamilton]] all turned down the role of Charlie. Creator/CarrieFisher was also considered for the role.
** Both Creator/JohnCarpenter and Creator/DavidCronenberg turned down the chance to direct.
** Creator/JonVoight was consisdered for Viper.
** Mickey Rourke turned down a role.
** Charlotte "Charlie" Blackwood's character metamorphosed out of a character called 'Kirsten Lindstrom'. She was originally a classic bimbo. Dawn Steel, then head of Paramount Pictures, allegedly refused to authorise the project until she was made a more real, intelligent woman.
4th Aug '16 10:11:58 AM Taskmaster123
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** Unfortunately, everyone coming to the recruiting booth after seeing the movie wanted to be a fighter pilot, and many were extremely disappointed to find out they didn't qualify, either for physical reasons (vision problems, etc.) or because they didn't have a college degree. The reason enlistments saw a 500% bump is because the Navy recruiters did a masterful job of redirecting the majority of them into other career fields.
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.
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