When you cast your mind back to the 80's, what pops into your head? Neon colors, lots of grey plastic and Tony Scott's seminal airborne brofest Top Gun to name a few!
The iconic movie managed to make nearly $400 million at the box office, grabbing the hearts and minds of teenagers in its Nintendo Power Glove grip. And still to this day hasn't lost an ounce of its cult prowess, still managing to draw friends together for yearly speakalong viewings. Well, mine at least.
I mean a movie in which the director is fired three times can only be a good thing, right?
Right, enough blabbling... shall we have a look at the cast?
Tom Cruise - LT Pete "Maverick" Mitchell
Did you know that Cruise was considered for the lead role in End Of Days? It went to Arnold Schwarzenegger instead.
Kelly McGillis - Charlotte "Charlie" Blackwood
Did you know that McGillis was fired from the movie Bachelor Party because the producers deemed her not sexy enough?
Val Kilmer - LT Tom "Iceman" Kazanski
Did you know Kilmer turned down the role of Dirty Dancing's Johnny Castle because he didn't want to be seen as a hunk?
Anthony Edwards - LTJG Nick "Goose" Bradshaw
Did you know that Edwards' grandfather designed the Walt Disney Studios back in the 1930's?
Tom Skerritt - CDR Mike "Viper" Metcalf
Did you know that Skerritt had appeared as a guide on Microsoft's Windows Vista showcase website?