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Top Gun and Tom Cruise

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Tom Cruise quite literally and figuratively reached the sky when he took on the role of Pete Mitchel. His acting career took off, and he has not landed after more than three decades. The role resulted in countless films across different genres and permanently put Tom Cruise’s name in the spotlight. 

Top Gun is a training ground for the United States Navy’s elite fighter pilots. In the film released in 1986, the students competed to be the best in the class. The first film was directed by Tony Scott and starred by Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, and Tim Robbins.

Three decades later, Top Gun finally has a sequel with, you guessed it, Tom Cruise taking the lead. Top Gun: Maverick is set to be shown in theatres today, May 27, 2022—a perfect opportunity to revisit cinemas if you haven’t been in one since the pandemic began.

In Top Gun, we saw Pete Mitchel be the student. But according to its IMDb page, Top Gun: Maverick will show us the teacher in him. The film features Pete Mitchel after more than thirty years of service as one of the navy’s top aviators. Tom Cruise will be starring alongside Jennifer Connelly and Miles Teller in the film directed by Joseph Kosinski. 

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