Connections Between Top Gun & Top Gun: Maverick


In the 30+ years since its release, Top Gun has been cemented as a classic. So, of course, Top Gun: Maverick looked to the original when it came to creating a worthy sequel.  

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Goose's Son Bradley

Goose lost his life in the original film, but his legacy lives on in the sequel through his son Bradley "Rooster" Bradshaw, played by Miles Teller. 

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From Volleyball
to Football

If you've seen the original Top Gun, you know the beach volleyball scene. The new recruit in Maverick change it up a bit with a beach football scene.

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There was already enough pressure on the scene and then Glen decides one day to say, 'Guys. Montages last forever.' And everybody went into hyper-mood cause he's right."

Jay ellis

on that beach football scene

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Classic Lines & Timeless Songs

It wouldn't be a Top Gun film without "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins playing and fighter pilots saying "break left" or "break right."

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