Every Monday night at Brewvies we will be presenting Film Buff Night. A different feature every Monday at 10:00. Best of all, this will be FREE! Join us in June as Brewvies celebrates the 30th anniversary of some big movies (and one that's just a bit older)!
06/27/2016 - Top Gun (1986)
06/27/2016: Top Gun (1986)
As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
Devil-may-care navy pilot Pete Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is sent to Miramar Naval Air Station for advanced training. Here he vies with Tom Kasansky (Val Kilmer) for the coveted "Top Gun" award. When not so occupied, Mitchell carries on a romance with civilian consultant Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis). Shaken up by the death of a friend, Mitchell loses the Top Gun honor to Kasansky. Worried that he may have lost his nerve, Mitchell is given a chance to redeem himself during a tense international crisis involving a crippled US vessel and a flock of predatory enemy planes. The story wasn't new in 1986, but Top Gun scored with audiences on the strength of its visuals, especially the vertigo-inducing aerial sequences. The film made more money than any other film in 1986 and even spawned a 1989 takeoff, Hot Shots. An Academy Award went to the Giogio Moroder-Tom Whitlock song "Take My Breath Away."
Starring: Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis
Genre: Action | Drama | Romance
Running Time: 110 minutes