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Still shot from the movie: Top Gun.

Top Gun

This top-grossing film of 1986 follows the hotshot pilot Maverick (Tom Cruise) as he trains at the Miramar Naval Air Station. Along with competing for the Top Gun title against other talented flyers (one played by Val Kilmer), he also makes time to flirt with his teacher (Kelly McGillis). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 110
Theater Release: 07 Feb 2013
Video Release: 18 Feb 2013
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Top Gun Rated PG?


Violence: Characters engage in intense fighter pilot training and later in a dogfight with enemy planes. One man is killed while trying to eject from his plane. Several planes are blown up. A character is shown with blood on his face. A man, who has a reputation for disregarding rules, intentionally disobeys orders and buzzes the tower. A man nearly crashes a plane into an aircraft carrier deck after a close encounter with enemy pilots. An angry man pushes his co-pilot.

Sexual Content: A couple begins to undress. Silhouettes of them are shown in bed kissing and licking one another. The scene cuts to the morning after with a woman in bed. Men are shown wearing only towels or underwear in a dressing room. Men take their shirts off during an outdoor game. A man suggests he and woman have sex on a bathroom counter. A flirting woman asks her husband to take her to bed.

Language: The script contains frequent profanities, terms of Deity and crude slang terms for sex and male erections. Two crude hand gestures are used.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink on several occasions in a bar setting. A naval officer smokes cigars. Other brief moments of cigarette and alcohol use are depicted.

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