12 minutes | May 14, 2021

May 16, 2021 - A Look Back: Top Gun 35th Anniversary

In May of 1983, an article was published in California Magazine about a group of superstar pilots training at a naval facility in Miramar, CA., dubbed "Fightertown, U.S.A." The story would go on to inspire one of the biggest blockbusters of the 1980s, Top Gun, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this week. Tony Scott's aerial action-drama centers on ace pilot Pete "Maverick" Mitchell and his RIO, Nick "Goose" Bradshaw, as they attend the Navy's prestigious Weapons Fighter School. The movie would go on to become one of 1986's most successful films, and its soundtrack would earn an Academy Award for Best Original Song with Berlin's "Take My Breath Away". If you like what you hear, be sure to follow us! We also have a YouTube channel, where we do live interactive shows every Thursday at 8pm EST. Please visit here and subscribe: NerdCage Live YouTube Channel Find us on Facebook! And hit us up on Twitter! Produced by Marq Withers and Jay Saint G. Intro Produced and Performed by Matthew Farden, Written by Jay Saint G. Logo Design by Michael Long Music provided by Bensound at www.bensound.com
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