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God in Film Guide - Top Gun: Maverick

Fri 29 Jul 2022
It's not the plane, it's the pilot
Film and TV
Forgiveness, Legacy, Top Gun, Maverick, Righteousness
Bible reference(s): Mark 11:25, James 5:16

God in Film study guides combine your two favourite things, God and movies. Upskill yourself for group discussions that explores deep themes. Learn to be the Producer, Director and Reviewer of your own film discussion group.

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After all of the events at the conclusion of the original, Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Tom Cruise) has remained one of the US Navy’s most decorated pilots over his 30-year career. Still, he has remained a Captain instead of rising through the military ranks like many of his colleagues. This is due to the pilot's disregard for authority and his desire to be on aeronautics' cutting edge. Until he pushes the limits one too many times and is set to be pulled from his role as a test pilot. It is at this moment that he gets the call to return to the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun) to instruct the next generation of flyers.

Admiral Tom "Iceman" Kazansky (Val Kilmer) asks his friend to help train a small team that have been earmarked for a special mission behind enemy lines. Even though Maverick does not see himself as a teacher, he reluctantly takes on this new role. Some of his reservations come since one of the students is Lieutenant Bradley "Rooster" Bradshaw (Miles Teller). This young and talented pilot happens to be Mav’s late best friend "Goose" Bradshaw’s son. He is a confident aviator who has issues with his father’s friend and former flying partner. Along with this challenge, the senior pilot is confronted with another blast from his past, the beautiful bar owner, Penny Benjamin (Jennifer Connelly).

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