For Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell and his friend and co-pilot Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw, being accepted into an elite training school for fighter pilots is a dream come true. But a tragedy, as well as personal demons, will threaten Pete's dreams of becoming an ace pilot.
- Genre: Action, Drama
- Studio: Paramount, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films
- Keyword: loss of loved one, lovesickness, fighter pilot, self-discovery, pilot, dying and death, training camp, air force, airplane, dangerous, battle assignment, u.s. navy, hostility, secret love, cowardliness, pilot school
- Cast: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt, Michael Ironside