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on 6 August 2016
This is one classy film. It combines the old school romance feel of earlier Hollywood films with complex characters and a tough gritty environment.

The film has great pacing, I thought the actors were all very well cast in their roles and that there's a lots of story and character development. The plot is centered around Richard Gere's character a talented but undisciplined man from a broken family. He enlists in naval aviation, not because he loves his country but rather for the status and glamour of being allowed to fly jets. He and the other candidates are put through grueling physical hardship during the training exercise. The other aspect of the plot is the romantic connection that develops between Gere's character and Paula Pokrifki (Debra Winger).

I bought the Blu Ray version and the film has a great picture and a well thought through colour design. There's lots of greys, browns and greens during the early training. When on leave though and visiting various bars the colours are warmer and brighter, more white, red and pinks. Paula usually wears rich colours, especially red when with Gere's character where as she wears more drab colours when at work in a gritty noisy factory. The Blu ray comes with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & an aspect ratio of 1.85:1. (Full screen)

Winger I'd say here is presented as an exceptionally pretty and attractive actress who they try and make look a bit ordinary, from an average home doing a ordinary job. In reality she's good looking enough to be a model, it's kind of hard to believe she's single.

Top Gun really rips this film off. You have the arrogant recruit, the hot love interest, the ups and downs of training, the death of the friend,

The film is definately a product of the 1980s the themes include single parents and broken homes, women in work and increasingly complicated relationships between the sexes.

The film picked up 2 oscars, one for the music (electric guitar included ) and another for the performance of Louis Gossett Jr. as the drill instructor who must lick the cadets into shape.
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on 23 September 2013
This was on tv the other day and I fell asleep close to the end (because I was knackered and NOT because I was bored). Had to buy the DVD to see the end as this is an epic film which I have seen over and over and still want to see again.
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on 31 May 2017
In my opinion, one of the best films ever made, being a massive fan of Richard Gere this has been in my collection of all his films for a long time, I bough this for my neighbour who wanted a copy. Brilliantly acted, great storyline,the ending where Richard goes back for his girl still reduces me to tears, just wow!! Sigh !!!
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on 16 April 2017
A brilliant and absolute classic. A story follows a man who signs up to the U.S Navy as a new cadette. It follows his struggles and unexpected romances. Highly recommended.
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One of the best films from the 1980s. Yes it maybe dated a little but it still blows you away!
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on 24 October 2016
Lovely modern romantic tale with the always sexy Richard Gere. Need I say more ......
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on 29 April 2017
Classic movie can watch over and over again
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on 30 April 2017
Excellent value for money
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on 19 June 2017
My wife loves it
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on 28 April 2017
Lovely film
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