Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Top Gun 1986



Top Gun hit the theaters in 1986 (when a 7PM movie was only $3.85 for a student) and remained in the theaters for what seemed like forever! My buddy Neil and I refused to see Top Gun at first because a cute neighbor of ours, Jennifer, was head over heals in love with Val Kilmer … and we were jealous. We would tell her, “He ain’t all that, he’s got big teeth!”
Anyway, I finally broke down and saw the move in early 1987. Top Gun stayed in the theaters for almost a year. This was back in the days when movies didn’t come out on video – if you missed it in the theater, you had to wait for the television networks to pick it up. Once I saw it, I was hooked and immediately bought the soundtrack. I also fell in love with Kelly McGillis. (she has since hit the wall, hard!) LOL
Look at this list of actors:
Cast
Tom Cruise as Lt. Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell
Kelly McGillis as Charlotte 'Charlie' Blackwood
Val Kilmer as Lt. Tom 'Iceman' Kazansky
Anthony Edwards as Lt. (j.g.) Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw
Tom Skerritt as Cmdr. Mike 'Viper' Metcalf
Michael Ironside as Lt. Cmdr. Rick 'Jester' Heatherly
John Stockwell as Cougar
Barry Tubb as Wolfman
Rick Rossovich as Lt. (j.g.) Ron 'Slider' Kerner
Tim Robbins as Lt. (j.g.) Sam 'Merlin' Wells
Clarence Gilyard Jr. as Sundown
Whip Hubley as Lt. Rick 'Hollywood' Neven
James Tolkan as Stinger
Meg Ryan as Carole Bradshaw
Adrian Pasdar as Chipper

The soundtrack to the movie was also one of the most popular of all time. It included "Take My Breath Away" which became a #1 hit.
You can get many of these songs here:

5 comments:

Patti said...

I feel the need....for speed.
I, too, LOVED that movie (and not just because of the hot actors)

Allyn Paul said...

"Your mind is writing checks that your body can't cash!"
Classic!

4loveofacuppa said...

Oh my gosh!!!! I remember thinking Tom Cruise was SO HOT! The key to this statement is WAS. The feeling has faded. lol

JFishSports said...

Greatest. Movie. Ever.

Dave Rowe said...

Your ego* is writing checks your body can't cash