Top Gun ★★½ 1986 (PG)
Young Navy pilots compete against one another on the ground and in the air at the elite Fighter Weapons School. Cruise isn't bad as a maverick who comes of age in Ray Bans, but Edwards shines as his buddy. Awesome aerial photography and highcal beefcake divert from the contrived plot and stock characters. The Navy subsequently noticed an increased interest in fighter pilots. Features Berlin's Oscarwinning song “Take My Breath Away.” ♫Take My Breath Away; Danger Zone; Destination Unknown; Heaven in Your Eyes; Hot Summer Nights; Mighty Wings; Playing with the Boys; Through the Fire; Top Gun Anthem. 109m/C VHS, DVD, HD DVD . Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Tom Skerritt, Anthony Edwards, Meg Ryan, Rick Rossovich, Michael Ironside, Barry Tubb, Whip Hubley, John Stockwell, Tim Robbins, Adrian Pasdar; D: Tony Scott; W: Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr.; C: Jeffrey L. Kimball; M: Harold Faltermeyer. Oscars ‘86: Song (“Take My Breath Away”); Golden Globes ‘87: Song (“Take My Breath Away”).