Tom Cruise stars as a "hot shot" fighter pilot selected to train at the Navy's elite fighter training school known as "Top Gun." The movie delights with a rambunctious sound track, roaring dog fighting jets, buff and super cocky fight pilots and sexy top government flight instructors. With nicknames like "Goose, " Maverick" and "Snake," these fighter pilots would give a local biker gang a run for their money.
The movie is smart with a sexy story involving Tom Cruise's character in love with the naval flight instructor played by Kelly McGilis, which is over layered with a story about Cruise's character dealing with the ghost of his fighter pilot father and his attempts to be the best fighter pilot without letting his demons betray the very skills that make him a great pilot.
People can be such sick, sick little monkeys sometimes. It's comforting to hope this isn't true, but witnesses to "Top Gun" and "Days of Thunder" director Tony Scott's suicidal Sunday leap have been reportedly shopping their amateur video of his final moments to media outlets, Perez Hilton reports via TMZ. In a moment reports indicate was as brief as it was shocking, the 68-year-old Scott parked his Toyota Prius on San Perdo, Calif.'s Vincent Thomas Bridge Sunday, walked to a fence at the bridge's edge and jumped to his death into the waters below.