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Quotes from Top Gun

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    • Iceman: You two really are cowboys.
    • Maverick: What's your problem, Kazansky?
    • Iceman: You're everyone's problem. That's because every time you go up in the air, you're unsafe. I don't like you because you're dangerous.
    • Maverick: That's right! Ice... man. I am dangerous.
    • Charlie: Excuse me, Lieutenant. Is there something wrong?
    • Maverick: It's classified. I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.
    • Maverick: Yes ma'am, the data on the MiG is inaccurate.
    • Charlie: How's that, Lieutenant?
    • Maverick: Well, I just happened to see a MiG 28 do a...
    • Goose: We!
    • Maverick: Uh, sorry, Goose. *We* happened to see a MiG 28 do a 4g negative dive.
    • Charlie: Where did you see this?
    • Maverick: Uh, that's classified.
    • Charlie: It's what?
    • Maverick: Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby.
    • Air Boss Johnson: Negative, Ghost Rider, the pattern is full.
    • Viper: In case some of you are wondering who the best is, they are up here on this plaque.
    • [turns to Maverick]
    • Viper: Do you think your name will be on that plaque?
    • Maverick: Yes, sir.
    • Viper: That's pretty arrogant, considering the company you're in.
    • Maverick: Yes, sir.
    • Viper: I like that in a pilot.
    • [watching a video of planes being shot down]
    • Wolfman: This gives me a hard on.
    • Hollywood: Don't tease me.
    • [discussing Maverick]
    • Viper: Let me ask you something. If you had to go into battle, would you want him with you?
    • Jester: I don't know, I just don't know
    • Carole: Hey, Goose, you big stud!
    • Goose: That's me, honey.
    • Carole: Take me to bed or lose me forever.
    • Goose: Show me the way home, honey.
    • Slider: Goose, whose butt did you kiss to get in here anyway?
    • Goose: The list is long, but distinguished.
    • Slider: Yeah, well so is my Johnson.
    • Goose: The defense department regrets to inform you that your sons are dead because they were stupid.
    • Iceman: The plaque for the alternates is down in the ladies room.
    • Maverick: I think I'll go embarrass myself with Goose.
    • Maverick: This is what I call a target-rich environment.
    • Goose: You live your life between your legs, Mav.
    • Maverick: Goose, even you could get laid in a place like this.
    • Goose: Hell, I'd be happy to just find a girl that would talk dirty to me.
    • Maverick: I feel the need...
    • GooseMaverick: ...the need for speed!
    • Maverick: You don't have time to think up there. If you think, you're dead.
    • Charlie: What do you wanna do? Just drop down on the tile and go for it?
    • Maverick: No, actually I had this counter in mind.
    • Charlie: Great, that would be very, very comfortable, yeah.
    • Maverick: It could be.
    • Goose: No. No, Mav, this is not a good idea.
    • Maverick: Sorry, Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower.
    • Viper: Top Gun rules of engagement are written for your safety and for that of your team. They are not flexible, nor am I. Either obey them or you are history. Is that clear?
    • Maverick: Too close for missles, I'm switching to guns.
    • Merlin: What are you doing? You're slowing down, you're slowing down!
    • Maverick: I'm bringing him in closer, Merlin.
    • Merlin: You're gonna do what?
    • [flying above MiG upside down]
    • Goose: Is this your idea of fun, Mav?
    • Charlie: I'll have what he's having. Hemlock, is it?
    • Maverick: Ice water.
    • [to Cougar and Merlin while up in the air]
    • Maverick: Any of you boys seen an aircraft-carrier around here?
    • [Charlie has just given Maverick her address while pretending to turn down his date offer]
    • Slider: Crashed and burned! Huh, Mav?
    • Maverick: Slider...
    • [sniffs]
    • Maverick: You stink!
    • Charlie: Listen, can I ask you a personal question?
    • Maverick: That depends.
    • Charlie: Are you a good pilot?
    • Maverick: I can hold my own.
    • Charlie: Great, then I won't have to worry about you making your living as a singer.
    • Maverick: I'm going to need a beer to put these flames out. Yo! Great Mav, real slick.
    • Maverick: Jesus Christ, and you think I'm reckless? When I fly, I'll have you know that my crew and my plane come first.
    • Charlie: Well, I am going to finish my sentence, Lieutenant. My review of your flight performance was right on.
    • Maverick: Is that right?
    • Charlie: That is right, but I held something back. I see some real genius in your flying, Maverick, but I can't say that in there. I was afraid that everyone in the TACTS trailer would see right through me, and I just don't want anyone to know that I've fallen for you.
    • Carole: God, he loved flying with you Maverick. But he would've done it anyway... without you. He'd have hated it, but he would've done it.
    • Viper: How ya doin'?
    • Maverick: I'm all right.
    • Viper: Goose is dead.
    • Maverick: I know.
    • Viper: You fly jets long enough, something like this happens.
    • Maverick: He was my R.I.O., my responsibility.
    • Viper: My squadron, we lost 8 of 18 aircraft. 10 men. First one dies, you die too. But there will be others. You can count it. You gotta let him go. You gotta let him go.
    • Cougar: God dammit, Mustang! This is Ghost Rider 117. This bogey is all over me. He's got missile lock on me. Do I have permission to fire?
    • Stinger: Do not fire until fired upon...
    • Goose: It's the bottom of the 9th, the score is tied. It's time for the big one.
    • Iceman: You up for this one, Maverick?
    • Maverick: Just a walk in the park, Kazansky.
    • Maverick: I can see it's dangerous for you, but if the government trusts me, maybe you could.
    • Charlie: It takes a lot more than just fancy flying.
    • Goose: No, no, no, no. There's two "Os" in Goose, boys.
    • [Merlin sees the last two MiGs flying away at the end of the dogfight]
    • Merlin: Mustang, this is Voodoo 3. Remaining MiGs are bugging out.
    • [to Maverick after the last dogfight]
    • Stinger: How's it feel to be on the front page of every newspaper in the English-speaking world, even though the other side denies the incident? Congratulations.
    • Stinger: They gave you your choice of duty, son. Where do you think you want to go?
    • Maverick: I thought of being an instructor, sir.
    • Stinger: Top Gun?
    • Maverick: Yes, sir.
    • Stinger: God help us.
    • [Iceman shoots down a MiG]
    • Slider: Splash that sucker, yeah!
    • Goose: Great balls of fire!
    • Maverick: Standby, Viper's coming down.
    • Maverick: Jesus, this guy's good!
    • Viper: Damn, this kid is good!
    • [first title card]
    • Title Card: On March 3, 1969 the United States Navy established an elite school for the top one percent of its pilots. Its purpose was to teach the lost art of aerial combat and to insure that the handful of men who graduated were the best fighter pilots in the world. They succeeded. Today, the Navy calls it Fighter Weapons School. The flyers call it: TOP GUN.
    • Jester: That was some of the best flying I've seen yet. Right up to the part where you got killed. You never, never leave your wing man.
    • Hollywood: Gutsiest move I ever saw, Mav.
    • [first lines]
    • Flight Captain: Good morning, Scott.
    • [last lines]
    • Charlie: Hello, Pete Mitchell. I heard the best of the best were going to be back here, so uh...
    • Maverick: This could be complicated. You know on the first one I crashed and burned.
    • Charlie: And the second?
    • Maverick: I don't know, but uh, it's looking good so far.
    • Cougar: I'm gonna break high and right, see if he's really alone.
    • Maverick: I'll hit the brakes, he'll fly right by.
    • [spots Charlie for the first time]
    • Maverick: She's lost that loving feeling.
    • Goose: She's lo... No she hasn't.
    • Maverick: Yes, she has.
    • Goose: She's not lost that lo...
    • Maverick: Goose, she's lost it, man.
    • Goose: Come on!
    • [to himself]
    • Goose: Aw sh... I hate it when she does that.
    • Viper: Maverick, I flew with his old man. Tell me one thing, if you had to go into battle would you want him with you?
    • Jester: I don't know, I just don't know.
    • Air Boss Johnson: Two of your snot-nose jockeys did a fly-by on my tower at over 400 KNOTS! I want somebody's butt, I want it now, I've HAD IT!
    • [storm out, then bumps into a Yeoman and spills coffee all over his pants]
    • Air Boss Johnson: DAMN! That's TWICE! I WANT SOME BUTTS!
    • Maverick: Talk to me, Goose.
    • [Maverick and Goose have just successfully serenaded Charlie with their rendition of "You've Lost That Loving Feeling."]
    • Charlie: Sit down! I love that song! How long have you two been doing this act?
    • Maverick: Oh, since uh...
    • Charlie: Puberty?
    • Maverick: Right, puberty.
    • Radio Operator: Maverick, you're at 3/4 of a mile. Call the ball.
    • Maverick: Roger. Maverick has the ball.
    • Iceman: Mitchell, I'm sorry about Goose. Everybody liked him. I'm sorry.
    • [to Maverick]
    • Viper: You'll pick up your RIO when you get to the ship, and if you don't, give me a call. I'll fly with you.
    • [after Maverick decides not to shoot down Jester during a training exercise]
    • Sundown: Hey, man, we could have had him. Hey, we could have had him, man!
    • [grabs Sundown]
    • Maverick: I will fire when I am goddamn good and ready! You got that?
    • [continues walking away]
    • Iceman: Maverick, it's not your flying, it's your attitude. The enemy's dangerous, but right now you're worse. Dangerous and foolish. You may not like who's flying with you, but whose side are you on?
    • Jester: Maverick, you and Goose get your butts outta that flight gear and up to Viper's office now.
    • Slider: Remember, boys, no points for second place.
    • Goose: You're a lot brighter than you look.
    • Slider: Oh, you shut up.
    • [after the final dogfight]
    • Maverick: Mustang, this is Maverick, requesting fly-by.
    • Air Boss Johnson: Negative, Ghost Rider. The Pattern is full.
    • Merlin: Uh, excuse me, something I should know about?
    • [gets his coffee]
    • Air Boss Johnson: Thank you.
    • [Maverick does a fly-by past the Enterprise, causing the Air Boss to spill his coffee]
    • Air Boss Johnson: Goddamn that guy.
    • [as Maverick's F-14 suffers a flameout caused by Iceman's jet wash]
    • Iceman: Mayday, mayday, Mav's in trouble. He's in a flat spin, he's heading out to sea.
    • [watches Maverick leave the locker room and is talking on the phone]
    • Wolfman: Hey, it's Wolfman. Yeah, Maverick just quit.
    • [after the dogfight with Viper]
    • Viper: Okay, knock it off, gentlemen. Let's go home, Viper has the lead.
    • Charlie: You're not going to be happy unless you're going Mach 2 with your hair on fire.
    • Charlie: Maverick, you big stud... Take me to bed or lose me forever.
    • [Jester and Viper watch a frustrated Maverick walk off after having a falling out with Sundown]
    • Jester: He can't get back in the saddle, won't engage.
    • Viper: It's only been a few days.
    • Jester: You know, he just might not make it back.
    • Viper: Keep sending him up.
    • [Maverick suddenly flies off after refusing an easy shot on Jester]
    • Sundown: Hey, where the hell are you going?
    • Maverick: Uh... It's not good. It doesn't look good.
    • Sundown: What do you mean, "it doesn't look good"? It doesn't get to look any better than that.
    • [after the first hop with Jester ends with Maverick shooting down Jester at the hard deck and Maverick doing a fly-by near a tow]
    • Viper: Gentlemen... You had a hell of a first day. The hard deck for this hop was 10,000 feet. You knew it, you broke it. You followed Commander Heatherly below after he lost sight of you and called no joy. Why?
    • Maverick: Sir! I had Commander Heatherly in my sights, he saw me move in for the kill. He then proceeded below the hard deck. We weren't below 10,000 for more than a few seconds. I had the shot, there was no danger, so I took it.
    • Viper: You took it... AND BROKE A MAJOR RULE OF ENGAGEMENT. Then you broke another one with that, uh, circus stunt fly-by.
    • [Viper sighs]
    • Viper: Lieutenant Mitchell... Top Gun rules of engagement exists for your safety and for that of your team. They are not flexible, nor am I. Either obey them, or you're history. Is that clear?
    • Jester: His fitness report says it all. Flies by the seat of his pants. Completely unpredictable.
    • Viper: He got you, didn't he?
    • [pauses]
    • Jester: Yeah.
    • [to Maverick, with Goose to his right]
    • Stinger: Maverick, you just did an incredibly brave thing.
    • [Long pause]
    • Stinger: What you should have done was land your plane! You don't own that plane! The taxpayers do! Son, your ego is writing checks your body can't cash!
    • Maverick: There's Viper.
    • Goose: Hey Mav, stay with Hollywood.
    • Hollywood: Yeah Mav, stay with me.
    • Maverick: Hollywood, you look good. I'm going after Viper.
    • Hollywood: God dammit, Maverick.
    • [Looking over Maverick's shoulder in the classroom]
    • Charlie: A rolling reversal would work well in that situation.
    • [Motions with his hands]
    • Maverick: If I reverse on a hard cross I could immediately go to guns on him.
    • Charlie: Yeah, but at that speed it's too fast... a little bit too aggressive.
    • Maverick: Too aggressive.
    • [Smiling, says nothing]
    • Maverick: Well, I guess when I see something I go right after it!
    • [they are looking at the Topgun trophy for the first time]
    • Iceman: The plaque for the alternates is down in the ladies' room.
    • [Howling in mock laughter]
    • Goose: Oh Jesus, oh YOU KILL ME! You really do.
    • [pointing to the empty slot on the trophy]
    • Goose: No no no, there's two o's in "Goose", boys.
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