Top Gun script
Top Gun (1986)
Synopsis: op Gun is a 1986 American romantic military action drama film directed by Tony Scott, and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, in association with Paramount Pictures. The screenplay was written by Jim Cash and Jack Epps, Jr., and was inspired by an article titled "Top Guns" published in California magazine three years earlier. The film stars Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, and Tom Skerritt. Cruise plays Lieutenant Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, a young Naval aviator aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. He and his Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) Nick "Goose" Bradshaw (Edwards) are given the chance to train at the Navy's Fighter Weapons School at Miramar in San Diego.

GOOSE:

Closing fast. MUSTANG, THIS IS

GHOST RIDER ONE ONE SEVEN. CONTACT

ONE BOGEY, 090 AT 15 MILES, 900

KNOTS OF CLOSURE.

COUGAR:

Look for the trailer.

GOOSE:

I don't see anything. MAVERICK,

YOU HAVE A TRAILER?

10. MAVERICK'S F-14

Flying in combat spread, 1 mile abeam, higher.

GOOSE:

NEGATIVE, COUGAR. LOOKS LIKE HE'S

SINGLE.

11. INT. 117 - COUGAR'S COCKPIT

COUGAR:

HANG BACK AND WATCH FOR HIM. HERE

COMES...MIG ONE.

12. EXT. SKY

Closing at 900 knots, The MiG is a speck, then a flash and a

ROAR, a knife-edge pass at 300 feet. It rockets past his left

wing tip and disappears. Cougar kicks rudder, whips the stick,

screams into a tight turning roll and dives after him. He slams

the throttle forward to ZONE 5 AFTERBURNER.

13. EXT. - MAVERICK'S F-14

Maverick sees a SECOND MiG drop from above onto Cougar's tail.

MAVERICK:

BOGEY ON YOUR SIX. I'M ON HIS.

Maverick swings after him, lights it.

13A. ALL FOUR JETS SCREAM DOWN IN A POWER DIVE.

They punch through cloud cover into the soup.

14. EXT. COUGAR'S F-14

He is closing on the first MiG when a shocking BLIPBLIPBLIPBLIP

tone breaks into their headsets.

GOOSE:

I've got a six strobe. I think

he's locked on us.

COUGAR:

It's a MiG 21. They don't have

radar missiles!

GOOSE:

Let's hope you're right!

COUGAR:

What is he doing?

GOOSE:

He's pissing me off!

Cougar swings mad gyrations, cutting back and forth across the

front MiG's tailpipe, trying to break the lock-on. The TONE grows

more insistant.

COUGAR:

Can't shake him.

MAVERICK (V.O.)

WHAT'S MIG ONE DOING?

COUGAR:

Maintaining course. Straight for

Mustang.

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Jack Epps Jr.

ack Epps Jr. (born 1949) is an American screenwriter, known chiefly for such popular '80s films as Top Gun,[1] Legal Eagles and The Secret of My Success, which he wrote with longtime partner Jim Cash. Cash graduated from the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University. more…

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