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“Top Gun: Maverick” filmmakers join forces with military to capture reality of naval officers: “What was done here was just unheard of”
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“Top Gun: Maverick” filmmakers join forces with military to capture reality of naval officers: “What was done here was just unheard of”

When Tom Cruise portrayed naval aviator Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in the 1986 classic "Top Gun," it helped inspire countless people to join the Navy. Now decades later, the sequel "Top Gun: Maverick," is continuing its partnership with the U.S. Navy and could inspire yet another generation to join the armed services. U.S. Navy veteran Jeff Gage recalled first watching the original blockbuster hit when he was a junior in college with his father -- a Navy veteran. Gage would later go on to serve as an aviation officer in the U.S. Navy for 30 years."It absolutely was an influence in my decision to serve," Gage told CBS News correspondent Catherine Herridge. "I would not want to discount probably the more important motivators of, you know, just the sense of patriotism and service to cou...
Tom Cruise arrives in helicopter to “Top Gun: Maverick” premiere in San Diego
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Tom Cruise arrives in helicopter to “Top Gun: Maverick” premiere in San Diego

It has been 36 years since Tom Cruise donned his aviators, jumped into a fighter jet and ascended Hollywood's A-list with "Top Gun" — and, finally, a sequel is about to land."I was a little slow — sometimes I'm a little slow," Cruise joked to AFP at the world premiere of "Top Gun: Maverick," held aboard a retired U.S. aircraft carrier in San Diego on Wednesday.Slow is not usually a word associated with Cruise, arguably the world's biggest movie star, who landed via helicopter onto a red carpet that was rolled across the USS Midway's sprawling top deck for the occasion. Tom Cruise walks to the red carpet after riding a helicopter to the world premiere of "Top Gun: Maverick" on May 4, 2022, at the USS Midway in San Diego. ...