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Top Gun (1986)

Top Gun Quote: “Uh, sorry, Goose. *We* happened to see a MiG 28 do a 4g negative dive.” – Maverick

“Top Gun” is the perfect time capsule for 1986, the only year where you could make a successful “American romantic military action drama.” We remember amazing performances by Tom Cruise, Tom Skerritt, Tim Robbins, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Kelly McGillis, and Michael Ironside. We remember Kenny Loggins and Berlin propelling the soundtrack to 9 million copies sold. But many people forget this movie had flaws the size of a Tomcat. Find out if it stands the test of time, and learn way too much about our sex lives in the process.


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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Beverly Hills Cop Quote: “I don’t know what you teach these fellows but they’re not just regular cops. They’re super cops. And the only thing missing on these guys are capes.” – Axel Foley

“Beverly Hills Cop” launched Eddie Murphy’s international movie career and was the biggest box office hit of 1984, but is it overrated? No, dummy.

This is the police comedy that brought us the banana in the tailpipe, the synth sounds of “Axel F,” the lovable Judge Reinhold at Det. Rosewood and Bronson Pinchot’s bizarre accent. Continue reading Beverly Hills Cop (1984)