Top Gun

1986 film directed by Tony Scott

Top Gun is a 1986 American action-drama movie set in San Diego, California. It was produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and was directed by Tony Scott. Top Gun was released on May 16, 1986 in North America. The movie received mixed reviews with a 45% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and Roger Ebert gave the movie a 2.5 out of 4 stars.

Top Gun
Directed byTony Scott
Written byEhud Yonay
Jim Cash
Jack Epps, Jr.
Produced byDon Simpson
Jerry Bruckheimer
StarringTom Cruise
Kelly McGillis
Val Kilmer
Anthony Edwards
Tom Skerritt
CinematographyJeffrey L. Kimball
Edited byChris Lebenzon
Billy Weber
Music byHarold Faltermeyer
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
July 12, 1986
Running time
110 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$15 million
Box office$353,816,701



The movie won an Academy Award in 1987 for Best Music, Original SongGiorgio Moroder (music) and Tom Whitlock (lyrics) for the song "Take My Breath Away"[1] and a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance (Orchestra, Group or Soloist) – Harold Faltermeyer and Steve Stevens for "Top Gun Anthem".


  1. Pingitore, Silvia (2022-04-01). "Remember Top Gun's song "Take My Breath Away" in 1986? Exclusive interview with John Crawford of Berlin". Retrieved 2022-05-07.

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