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Producer Jerry Bruckheimer talks convincing Tom Cruise to play Maverick in Top Gun as hit movie turns 35 – 9TheFIX

Hit movie turns 35



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Moviegoers had never seen anything quite like Top Gun when it jetted across screens in the summer of 1986.
The propulsive story of a hotshot group of pilots had dazzling aerial sequences that gave audiences a cockpit view of the action, as well as a star on the rise in Tom Cruise, fresh off his role in Risky Business.
Top Gun would go on to make a then-massive US$356.8 million (approx. $460 million), becoming the highest-grossing film of the year and propelling Cruise onto the A-list, where he has…

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