Can You Finish These Quotes From "Top Gun?"


By: J.P. Naomi

6 Min Quiz

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Prepare for takeoff; we're gonna take you right into the danger zone with this quiz...and it might even take your breath away!

Did you ever wonder how Top Gun came to be? In 1983, producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer read a magazine article detailing the life of fighter pilots at the Naval Air Station Miramar in San Diego. They paired up with screenwriters Jim Cash and Jack Epps, Jr. and created one of the most memorable, less we say quotable, films of the 1980s. They had a $15 million budget, along with a young, attractive cast. The film went on to earn an Academy Award for Best Original Song, as well as a whopping $356 million at the box office! But that's not all that was earned... Tom Cruise gained a great deal of notoriety as an up and coming actor. Following his role as Maverick, Cruise went on to star in films like A Few Good Men, Jerry Maguire, Interview with the Vampire, and of course, the Mission: Impossible series.

Now don't you lose that lovin' feeling! If you can finish all of these Top Gun quotes, you can be my wingman anytime. Wheels up, let's see how you do!

"I feel the need ... the need for ______!"

Maverick begins this line and then Goose comes in to help finish it! Maverick and Goose got along great and worked well together as a team.


"Take me to bed or _________."

Not only does Carole say this line to Goose, but later in the film Charlie says this line to Maverick as well. Charlie was portrayed by actress Kelly McGillis.


"Show me the ________, honey."

Carole Bradshaw was Goose's wife. She was portrayed by actress Meg Ryan.


"Goose, ____________ to get in here anyway?"

Slider says this to Goose. His response is, "The list is long, but distinguished." Slider was portrayed by actor Rick Rossovich.


"We happened to see a ________ 28 do a 4g negative dive."

LT Pete "Maverick" Mitchell was portrayed by actor Tom Cruise. Cruise began his acting career at the age of 19 in the film Endless Love.


"_____________. I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you."

Maverick says this line to Charlie in the middle of her class. She is none too thrilled that he is trying to undermine her.


"You were in a 4g __________ dive with a MiG28?"

Tom Cruise was born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV in Syracuse, New York in 1962. As of September 2017, his films have grossed more than $9 billion worldwide!


"It was actually about one and a half I think. It was one and a half. I've got a __________ of it, and he's right there, must be one and a half."

Goose spoke this line to Charlie in the middle of class. He was portrayed by actor Anthony Edwards.


"She's lost that ________ feeling."

Maverick says this line to Goose after he sees Charlie for the first time. He has yet to realize that she will be his new instructor at Top Gun.


Iceman says to Maverick, "You can be my ________ any time."

Lt. Tom "Iceman" Kazanski is portrayed by actor Val Kilmer. Kilmer was originally a stage actor until he became popular on screen in the mid-1980s.


"That is right, but I held something back. I see some real _________ in your flying, Maverick, but I can't say that in there."

Charlotte "Charlie" Blackwood was based on a real life person named Christine Fox who worked at the Miramar Naval Air Station. Christine Fox was appointed acting United States deputy secretary of defense by Barack Obama in 2013.


"Talk to me, _________."

Anthony Edwards was born on July 16, 1962. He is best known for his role as Dr. Mark Greene on ER and well remembered as Goose in Top Gun.


"On March 3, 1969 the United States Navy established an elite school for the top one percent of its pilots...Today, the Navy calls it Fighter Weapons School. The flyers call it: __________."

Top Gun was directed by Tony Scott and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. A sequel is due out in July 2019!


"Sorry, Goose, but it's time to buzz the ________."

Top Gun was made on a $15 million budget. It brought in more than $356 million at the box office!


"That was some of the best flying I've seen to date - right up to the part where ___________."

This quote was spoken by Jester. LCDR Rick "Jester" Heatherly was portrayed by actor Michael Ironside.


Charlie: "Are you a good pilot?"%0DMaverick: "I can hold my own."%0DCharlie: "Great, then I won't have to worry about you making your living as a _________."

Kelly Ann McGillis was born on July 9, 1957. She is best known for her roles in Top Gun, Witness, Made in Heaven and The Accused - all in the 1980s.


"I'm going to need a _______ to put these flames out."

Maverick says this line out of embarrassment after making a fool of himself singing to Charlie at the bar. She is nonetheless flattered by his advances.


"Remember, boys, no points for __________."

Rick Rossovich was born on August 28, 1957. He is best known for his role as LTJG Ron "Slider" Kerner in Top Gun, though he has appeared in 30 other films in his career!


"Great balls of _________!"

Top Gun was released on May 16, 1986. It was 110 minutes long and was distributed by Paramount Pictures.


"Maverick, it's not your flying, it's your __________. The enemy's dangerous, but right now you're worse."

Iceman speaks this line aggressively to Maverick. Val Kilmer was born on Dec. 31, 1959 in Los Angeles, California.


"You don't have time to ________ up there. If you ________, you're dead."

Maverick speaks this line in the film. He tries reasoning with Charlie, but she is set on teaching by the book, not by how Maverick feels.


"I was afraid that everyone in the tax trailer would see right through me, and I just don't want anyone to know that ___________."

Kelly McGillis attended the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts and the Juilliard School, where she graduated in 1983.


"I think I'll go _________ myself with Goose."

Maverick speaks this line in the film. Tom Cruise is now one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood because of roles such as this one he played in Top Gun.


"Let's turn and _______!"

Top Gun won an Academy Award in 1986 for Best Original Song for "Take My Breath Away" performed by Berlin. The song played during the love scene between Charlie and Maverick during the film.


"His ________ says it all. Flies by the seat of his pants, totally unpredictable."

Jester speaks this line in the film. Michael Ironside is best known for playing villains and "tough guy" heroes in his many film appearances.


"Every time we go up there, it's like you're flying with a _______."

LTJG Leonard "Wolfman" Wolfe was portrayed by actor Barry Tubb. Tubb began his on-screen and television acting career in the mid-1980s. Other notable works include: Bay City Blues, Hill Street Blues, The Legend of Billie Jean, Lonesome Dove and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.


"I will ______ when I'm ... good and ready! You got that?"

Maverick yells at Sundown with this line. LTJG Marcus "Sundown" Williams was portrayed by actor Clarence Gilyard, Jr.


"__________ move I ever saw, Mav."

LT Rick "Hollywood" Neven speaks this line to Maverick. He is portrayed by actor Whip Hubley, who is also known for his role as Mischa in Russkies in 1987.


"Any of you boys seen an _________ around here?"

Maverick speaks this line to Cougar and Merlin while they are up in the air flying. Cougar was portrayed by John Stockwell while Merlin was portrayed by actor Tim Robbins.


"Mustang, this is Maverick, requesting _______."

Maverick is speaking to Air Boss Johnson who replied, "Negative, Ghost Rider. The Pattern is full." Maverick completely ignores this response and does the fly-by anyway.


"You're everyone's problem. That's because every time you go up in the air, you're unsafe. I don't like you because you're __________."

Iceman explains to Maverick why he doesn't like him. The two are enemies for most of the movie - until the end of course.


"I'll hit the _________, he'll fly right by."

Actor Thomas Roy "Tom" Skerritt plays the role of CDR Mike "Viper" Metcalf. Skerritt was born on Aug. 25, 1933 and is also remembered for his role in the MASH film.


"Damn, this _______ is good!"

The Naval Air Station Miramar in San Diego is self-nicknamed as "Fightertown USA." The best of the best pilots earn the opportunity to train there.


"Hollywood, you look good. I'm going after _______."

Top Gun was filmed at 22 different locations, mostly in the San Diego, California area. One of the scenes was filmed at Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada.


"Maverick, you big _____..."

Charlie's house was filmed at 102 Pacific Street in Oceanside, California. Maverick showed up to her house late, and dirty, and excused himself to take a shower before they eat.


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