Top Gun Movie Facts: 9 Things You Need to Know

The movie Top Gun was based on an actual flight school called the US Navy Fighter Weapons School.

Top Gun is one of the most era-defining movies of the 1980s. The film captured the imagination of adrenaline junkies across the globe.

Saturday Night Fever icon John Travolta was initially approached to play the central role of “Maverick.”

The first name on the list after Travolta was Tom Cruise, but he didn't want to appear in the movie either.

The Navy used film as a recruiting tool.

The US government helped finance the film.

Top Gun became a ride in two amusement parks.

Tom Cruise is believed to have invented the idea of ​​international film premieres.

The film's soundtrack sold nine million copies.

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