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(US Naval Institute)   The legacy of Tony Scott and "Top Gun" in shaping a postiive public image of the US Navy despite the presence of Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer and Tim Robbins   (news.usni.org) divider line 16
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2012-08-24 12:26:25 AM
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Click Click D'oh: pjlawrence81: Eh, Top Gun was probably the lamest movie he did. If we're talking Tony Scott-Navy films, I'll take Crimson Tide any day of the week.

The movie where the xo commits treason for no particular reason, they repair an unreapirable radio and relight a nuke plant?

Uh... okay.


No particular reason? He had a hunch the probable content of the second EAM was to retract the first one, and he had a point that the least wrong thing to do would be to not launch because probably every other sub received the complete order and would launch if that was in fact the order. The co's scenario that they might be the last sub was less probable speculation, and his course of action would have a 100% certain outcome of nuclear war while the xo's had at least a 50-50 chance of avoiding it. The co was also wrong to attempt to circumvent the two-man rule controlling release of nuclear weapons. If the second man doesn't want to launch, you don't launch. If the first man can force the second man to agree you don't really have a two-man rule. Anyway, nukes? The only winning move is not to play, according to another movie.
2012-08-23 05:00:06 PM
2 votes:
what's wrong with Val Kilmer??
2012-08-24 01:35:55 AM
1 votes:
Landing on the carrier on the farking Nintendo game was one of the most frustrating experiences of the 1980s. It was always at the end of the mission, so if you farked up, you had to start over at the beginning. That and trying to refuel in midair were way farking harder than ACTUALLY SHOOTING SHIAT DOWN AND AVOIDING GETTING KILLED BY THE ENEMY.

The second most frustrating experiences of the 1980s was trying to figure out the point of the submarine game Silent Service:

"OK, I sank the ships and now I'm out of torpedoes. What now?"
"Now you just cruise around an 8-bit ocean until you die of boredom."
2012-08-23 11:35:33 PM
1 votes:
If I remember correctly, Top Gun was a huge pop culture success. Navy enlistments went through the roof, Levi 501 jeans and Ninja motorcycles flew off the shelves. Everyone wanted to be Tom Cruise. I wonder how they felt when they couldnt make the cut as a pilot and were working in some shiatty job for their enlistment.
2012-08-23 10:58:24 PM
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In the submarine force, Top Gun is universally beloved, mainly because it cements our vision of the surface fleet. That and the volleyball scene.

/NTTAWWT
2012-08-23 10:38:33 PM
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Irving Maimway: The Stealth Hippopotamus: what's wrong with Val Kilmer??

Ever since he did that bad movie about The Lizard King he hasn't really done anything decent. I think Jim cursed him.



Um....
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Either your taste in movies sucks or your timeline is messed up.
2012-08-23 09:42:06 PM
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tchau: I hated landing that f'ing f16 on the aircraft carrier in the game.


I don't think I ever managed to do it. Fark that game.
2012-08-23 09:34:48 PM
1 votes:
I hated landing that f'ing f16 on the aircraft carrier in the game.
2012-08-23 09:34:20 PM
1 votes:
Swordfight!
2012-08-23 09:26:51 PM
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i.imgur.com
2012-08-23 08:19:01 PM
1 votes:
Not to mention the joy of playing volleyball in jeans.

www.tawnyweber.com
2012-08-23 08:13:36 PM
1 votes:
This is what I think of when I hear Top Gun legacy.

www.coastergallery.com 

/yes i know it's "flight deck" now
//will be using the paramount names until i die
2012-08-23 07:30:42 PM
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Eh, Top Gun was probably the lamest movie he did. If we're talking Tony Scott-Navy films, I'll take Crimson Tide any day of the week.
2012-08-23 07:16:49 PM
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Yet, battleship is weak ass excuse more a movie and propaganda
2012-08-23 06:54:08 PM
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The Stealth Hippopotamus: what's wrong with Val Kilmer??


And what's wrong with Tim Robbins?
2012-08-23 06:21:45 PM
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The Stealth Hippopotamus: what's wrong with Val Kilmer??


Ever since he did that bad movie about The Lizard King he hasn't really done anything decent. I think Jim cursed him.
 
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