Top Gun (1986 vs 2023) Cast: Then and Now [37 Years After] by HollywoodNuts

Top Gun (1986 vs 2023) Cast: Then and Now [37 Years After] by HollywoodNuts

Top Gun is a 1986 American action movie[2] featuring a Tony Scott-directed, Don Simpson-produced, and Jerry Bruckheimer-distributed cast and crew. Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr. penned the screenplay, which was based on an essay titled “Top Guns” by Ehud Yonay that appeared in California magazine three years earlier.

Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a young naval aviator stationed on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, is portrayed by Tom Cruise in the film. He and Lieutenant (junior grade) Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, his radar intercept officer, are given the opportunity to train at the US Navy’s Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun) at Naval Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California. Lieutenant Bradshaw is played by Anthony Edwards. Additionally, supporting actors Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, and Tom Skerritt are featured.

Release day for Top Gun was May 16, 1986.When the movie first came out, critics gave it a mixed bag of reviews, but everyone praised the visual effects and soundtrack. The number of theaters playing it climbed by 45 percent four weeks following its premiere.[4] Despite receiving poor reviews at first, the movie was a major economic success, earning $357 million worldwide against a $15 million production budget.

The biggest domestic hit of 1986 was Top Gun.[5][6] The movie remained well-liked throughout time and was given an IMAX 3D re-release in 2013. The movie’s soundtrack has now grown to become one of the most well-known soundtracks of all time, earning 9 Platinum certification. Berlin’s rendition of “Take My Breath Away” in the movie earned it an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.

The United States Library of Congress decided to add the movie to the National Film Registry in 2015 because they thought it was “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”[8] Top Gun: Maverick, a follow-up that came out 36 years later on May 27, 2022, outperformed the first movie both critically and monetarily.

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