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Jabari Lamar
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Posted: 09 October 2018 at 4:25pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

He was only 24 years old when Top Gun was released to theaters in 1986.

And 32 years later, Tom Cruise doesn't look like he aged one bit while on the set of the film's sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, in San Diego, California.



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David Allen Perrin
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In my eyes....the true star of Top Gun was the F-14 Tomcat...not Tom Cruise.  Since the Big Twin Tailed Cat has been put out to pasture Iím not exactly excited about this.......Unless the wonderful F/A-18 Super Hornet is featured prominently. 
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Rick Senger
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I've generally enjoyed a lot of Cruise movies and he's had solid successes over the last five or so years including a nice run of Mission Impossible sequels and Edge of Tomorrow but then there's also The Mummy, Rock of Ages, Oblivion and the last Jack Reacher.  He seems a bit old to be playing a fighter pilot (yeah he's an instructor now but you know he'll get back in the plane eventually).  I liked the original but it'll be odd to revisit without McGillis and a lot of the original cast other than Kilmer (who looks frail and thin) and Cruise, plus has there ever been a 32 year gap between movies?  Hope it's good but I'll wait for the reviews.
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Featuring the same characters portrayed by (some) of the same actors?

Closest one I can think of is Paul Newman's character in 1961's THE HUSTLER and in 1986's THE COLOR OF MONEY (also starring Cruise in the same year TOP GUN came out).

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