BIFF Classic Movie
Sunday Mar. 5, 2:30 PM
FREE and open to the public.
The Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School is where the best of the best train to refine their elite flying skills.
When hotshot fighter pilot Maverick (Tom Cruise) is sent to the school, his reckless attitude and cocky demeanor put him at odds with the other pilots, especially the cool and collected Iceman (Val Kilmer). But Maverick isn’t only competing to be the top fighter pilot, he’s also fighting for the attention of his beautiful flight instructor, Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis).
Tony Scott was a British-born film director and producer. He was the youngest of three brothers, one of whom is fellow film director Ridley Scott. He was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England to parents Jean and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. As a result of his father’s career in the British military, his family moved around a lot. Their mother loved the going to the movies and instilled a love of cinema in her children. At age 16, Tony made his first appearance on screen as ‘the boy’ in his brother’s directorial debut, the short film Boy and Bicycle (1965). In 1969, Tony directed his own short film One of the Missing (1969) about a soldier in the American civil war.
Director: Tony Scott
Runtime: 109 min.
Writers: Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr. Ehud Yonay
Producers: Bill Badalato, Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson, Warren Skaaren
Music: Harold Faltermeyer
Cinematography: Jeffrey L. Kimball
Film editing: Chris Lebenzon, Billy Weber
Production Design: John DeCuir Jr.