The Need For Speed: Fast Facts About The 1980s Classic Top Gun

celebrity | 7/30/19

The movie Top Gun is memorable for so many reasons. Its soundtrack is unforgettable — from the title song, to the tune from the 1960s that was revived as a result of Tom Cruise singing it at a bar in the film. The movie also created numerous catch-phrases that became part of the American lexicon (does anyone else here “feel the need for speed?”). Top Gun also catapulted supporting actor Anthony Edwards from “nerd” roles into Hollywood stardom, before he was part of the cast of ER.

These small tidbits of movie facts are indeed important — but many more things were going on behind the scenes that people don’t realize! Read on to find out more about this amazing film, including why the love scene was filmed in the dark!