Sunday Sunday Movie Movie: Heartbreak Ridge and Top Gun
Posted 08.11.12 by reelz
It's a double dose of adrenaline tonight on Reelz. First we have Clint Eastwood in the Heartbreak Ridge and then it's Tom Cruise in Top Gun.
Did you know that both John Carpenter and David Cronenberg turned down offers to direct Top Gun? Here are some more tidbits from the movie:
— The movie's line "I feel the need - the need for speed!" was voted as the #94 movie quote by the American Film Institute.
— In preparation for his role, Tom Cruise was allowed to take three rides in the F-14 Tomcat. He vomited during the first trip but was okay during the other two. .
— The motorcycle ridden by Tom Cruise in the movie is a Kawasaki Ninja 900 / GPz900R, then the fastest production motorcycle in the world.
— Top Gun was the highest-grossing movie of 1986.