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Top Gun (1986)

NOTE: This commentary is only on the "Special Edition" Top Gun DVD. The original DVD release did not have a commentary track.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Tony Scott, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and screenwriter Jack Epps Rating:8.5/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by mills182 on December 2nd, 2005:Find all reviews by mills182
There are several commentators on Top Gun but few of them are in the same room so the commentary can be somewhat disjointed. Tony Scott talks about making the movie, Jerry Bruckheimer speaks about getting the movie made and there are some comments from the writers. However I found the most interesting comments and the only banter on the disc came from Pete Pettigrew (the navy's technical advisor) and his 2 navy buddies who make some interesting observations on what is and isn't realistic.
Reviewed by stuartbannerman on November 30th, 2006:Find all reviews by stuartbannerman
I really enjoyed this commentary. In some ways it works better because they arent all in the same room chatting with each other while we listen because this way we get Jerry (Bruckheimer) taking us through things from his production side of things. We get Tony(Scott) taking us through some great annicdotes of the creation of the film and its casting as well as visuals. And a great story about him being fired several times from the film. And from the technical adviser (Pete Pettigrew)we get the 'thats real, and thats made up' side of things. All in all id rate this commentary as one of the better ones live listened to and it was far better than i thought it would be.
Reviewed by sedna on December 21st, 2012:Find all reviews by sedna
I can confirm there are three more people on this track, two retired pilots and another man whose title escapes me - they're all in one room and provide most of the background on the real Top Gun schools in San Diego. However I was more interested in Tony's comments. Bruckheimer comes on a couple of times, along with the writer - Scott talks about the history of being hired on the job, the logistics of shooting 10,000 feet in the air as well as towards the end of the track on his process. Overall it's an average track I thought.