Iceman: You can be my wingman any time.
Maverick: Bullshit! You can be mine.
Stinger: They gave you your choice of duty son, anything, anywhere. Do you
believe that shit? Where do you think you wanna go?
Maverick: I thought of being an instructor, sir.
Stinger: Top Gun?
Maverick: Yes, sir.
Stinger: God help us.
Viper: Now I'm not gonna sit here and blow sunshine up your ass, Lieutenant.
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 a 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. Is that clear?
Goose: Come on, Mav, do some of that pilot shit!
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
Slider: Crashed and burned! Huh, Mav?
Maverick: Hey, Slider.
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
Maverick: I'm going to need a beer to put these flames out. Yo! Great Mav, real
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.
Maverick: Jesus Christ and you think I'm reckless, when I fly I 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 tax 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.
Charlie: So lieutenant where exactly were you?
Maverick: Well, we...
Maverick: Started up on a 6, when he pulled from the clouds, and then I moved in
Charlie: Well, if you were directly above him, how could you see him?
Maverick: Because I was inverted.
Iceman: [coughs whilst saying] Bullshit.
Goose: No he was man, it was a really great move.
Charlie: You were in a 4g inverted dive with a Mig28?
Maverick: Yes maam.
Charlie: At what range?
Maverick: Um, about 2 metres.
Goose: It was actually about 1 and a half I think. It was 1 and a half, I've got
a great Polaroid of it, and he's right there, must be 1 and a half.
Maverick: Was a nice picture.
Charlie: Eh lieutenant, what were you doing there?
Maverick: Communicating. Keeping up foriegn relations. You know, giving him the
Viper: How ya doin?
Maverick: I'm alright.
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 on that. You gotta let him go. You gotta
let him go.
Cougar: Got dammit mustang! This is Ghost Rider 117, this bogey is all over me.
Do I have permission to fire?
Stinger: Do not fire until fired upon...
Iceman: You two really are cowboys.
Maverick: What's your problem, Kazanski?
Iceman: You're everyone's problem. That's because everytime 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: 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...
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: It's classified. I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.
Maverick: Requesting permission for flyby.
Air Boss Johnson: That's a negative ghostrider, the pattern is full.
Viper: Good morning, gentlemen, the temperature is 110 degrees.
Wolfman: Holy shit, it's Viper!
Goose: Viper's up here, great... oh shit...
Maverick: Great, he's probably saying, "Holy shit, it's Maverick and
Goose: Yeah, I'm sure he's saying that.
Viper: In case some of you are wondering who the best is they are up here on
[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 here, don't you think?
Maverick: Yes sir.
Viper: I like that in a pilot.
Viper: I flew with your old man in an A-4 at Oriskany. You're a lot like he was.
Only better and worse. He was a natural heroic son of a bitch that one.
Maverick: So he DID do it right.
Viper: Yeah, he did alright. Is that why you fly the way you do? Trying to prove
something? Yeah your old man did it right. What I'm about to tell you is
classified it could end my career. We were in the worst dogfight I could've
dreamed of. There were bogeys like fireflies all over the sky. His F-4 was hit
he could've made it back, stayed in it killed three of them before he bought it.
Maverick: How come I never heard that before?
Viper: Well that's not something the Navy tells families especially when the
fight happened over the wrong line on some map.
Maverick: So you were there?
Viper: I was there. What's on your mind?
Maverick: My options, Sir.
Viper: Simple. First you've acquired enough points to show up and graduate with
your Top Gun class or you can quit. There'll be no disgrace. That spin was hell
it would've shook me up.
Maverick: So you're saying I should quit?
Viper: I didn't say that. The simple fact is you feel responsible for Goose and
you have a confidence problem. Now I'm not gonna sit here and blow sunshine up
your ass Lieutenant. A good pilot always evaluates what's happened so he can
apply what he's learned. Up there we gotta push it. That's our job. It's your
option Lieutenant. All yours.
Maverick: Sorry to bother you on a Sunday, Sir, but thanks for your help.
Viper: No Problem. Good luck.
Air Boss Johnson: Maverick, you just did and incredibly brave thing. What you
should have done was land your plane! you don't own that plane, the tax payers
do! Son, your ego is writing checks your body can't cash. You've been busted,
you've lost your qualifications as section leader three times, put in hack twice
by me, with a history of high speed passes over five air control towers, and one
Goose: Penny Benjamin?
Air Boss Johnson: And you asshole, you're lucky to be here!
Goose: Thank you, sir.
Air Boss Johnson: And let's not bullshit Maverick. Your family name ain't the
best in the Navy. You need to be doing it better, and cleaner than the other
guys. Now what is it with you?
Maverick: Just want to serve my country to be the best pilot in the Navy, sir.
Air Boss Johnson: Don't screw around with me Maverick. You're a hell of an
instinctive pilot. Maybe too good. I'd like to bust your butt but I can't. I got
another problem here. I gotta send somebody from this squadron to Miramar. I
gotta do something here, I still can beleive it. I gotta give you your dream
shot! I'm gonna send you up against the best. You two characters are going to
[Watching a video of planes being shot down]
Wolfman: This gives me a hard on.
Chipper: Don't tease me.
Viper: Let me ask you something, if you had to go into battle, would you want
him on your side?
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 who's 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
Stinger: Your ego is writing checks your body can't cash.
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: She's lost that loving feeling.
Goose: No, no she hasn't.
Maverick: Oh, yes she has.
Goose: I hate it when she does that.
Maverick: I feel the need...
Maverick, Goose: ...the need for speed!
Maverick: You don't have time to think up there. If you think, you're dead.
Stinger: And if you screw up just this much, you'll be flying a cargo plane full
of rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong!
Maverick: Yes sir!