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Top Gun

16th May 1986
1h 50m
Tony Scott
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As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 12:59pm.


Tom Cruise Tom Cruise Maverick
Approx Filming Age ≈ 23
Kelly McGillis Kelly McGillis
Approx Filming Age ≈ 28
Anthony Edwards Anthony Edwards Goose
Approx Filming Age ≈ 23
Val Kilmer Val Kilmer Iceman
Approx Filming Age ≈ 26
Tom Skerritt Tom Skerritt Viper
Approx Filming Age ≈ 52
Michael Ironside Michael Ironside
Approx Filming Age ≈ 35
James Tolkan James Tolkan
Approx Filming Age ≈ 54
Meg Ryan Meg Ryan
Approx Filming Age ≈ 24
Tim Robbins Tim Robbins Merlin
Approx Filming Age ≈ 27
Frank Pesce Frank Pesce
Approx Filming Age ≈ 39
Rick Rossovich
Approx Filming Age ≈ 28
Danny Nero
Approx Filming Age ≈ 33
Duke Stroud
Approx Filming Age ≈ 47
Adrian Pasdar Adrian Pasdar
Approx Filming Age ≈ 20
John Stockwell
Approx Filming Age ≈ 24
Barry Tubb
Approx Filming Age ≈ 22
Whip Hubley
Approx Filming Age ≈ 28
Clarence Gilyard Jr.
Approx Filming Age ≈ 30

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Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

32% 20-29
12% 30-39
3% 40-49
6% 50-59
47% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

12% Female
76% Male
12% Unknown

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

9% Good
91% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

3% Instructor
12% Pilot
85% Unknown