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The Tom Cruise/Jerry Bruckheimer/Tony Scott blockbuster, 1986's highest grossing film. Maverick (Cruise, in a career-defining role) is a rebel, hotshot pilot, sent to the elite air combat training academy. There he competes with with rival pilot ace, Ice (Val Kilmer), for top honours. His hair-raising antics don't win him fans with senior offices, but his skills in the air do. Anthony Edwards stars as his mate, Goose, and Meg Ryan is Goose's wife. While Kelly McGillis is the civilian astrophysics instructor who 'takes his breath away'.