About

For Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell and his friend and co-pilot Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw, being accepted into an elite training school for fighter pilots is a dream come true. But a tragedy, as well as personal demons, will threaten Pete's dreams of becoming an ace pilot.

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Directed by

Tony Scott

Written by

Jim Cash (Screenplay)
Jack Epps Jr. (Screenplay)
Ehud Yonay (Original Story)

Runtime

110 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Up there with the best of the best.

Cast

Keywords

hostility loss of loved one fighter pilot pilot airplane dying and death secret love cowardliness officer lovesickness u.s. navy training camp self-discovery dangerous air force battle assignment pilot school

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Lists

#455 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Music, Original Song Giorgio Moroder

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing Billy Weber

Oscar nomination for Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing

Oscar nomination for Best Sound William B. Kaplan Kevin O'Connell