Top Gun Day is celebrated on May 13 of every year. Top Gun is a film released in 1986 in America. It is a Romantic military action drama film directed by Tony Scott, and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, in association with Paramount Pictures. Jim Cash and Jack Epps, Jr., has played the screenplay inspired by an article titled “Top Guns” published in California Magazine three years earlier. The film stars in the movie are Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, and Tom Skerritt. Tom Cruise plays Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a young Naval aviator aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. Both of them are Radar Intercept Officer Nick “Goose” Bradshaw like Edwards is given a chance to train at the Navy Fighter Weapons School at Miramar in San Diego.
History of Top Gun day
The film Top Gun was officially released on May 16, 1986, in America. Upon its release, the film received mixed reviews from film critics, but many particularly appreciated the action sequences, the effects, the aerial stunts, and the acting performances with Cruise and McGillis receiving the most praise. Despite its mixed critical reaction, the film was a huge commercial hit grossing $356 million against the production budget of only $15 million. With success, the film became a cult film over the years and won an IMAX 3D re-release in 2013. Additionally, the film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for Taking My Breath Away performed by Berlin. In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” As of May 27, 2022, Top Gun: Maverick will be released in theaters in the United States.
Other Celebrations on May 13
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How to Celebrate the Top Gun Day
Celebrate the day by watching the movie. Sing the song “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” which was originally released by The Righteous Brothers in 1964. Top Gun Day was revived 22 years later when it was published in 1986 which means the song has been famous for being in Top Gun for longer than it was famous to its right. People can use #TopGunDay to share their thoughts on social media.
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