“I feel the need, the need for speed”
Absolute cheese on a stick, but “Top Gun” proves that that’s not always a bad thing. This movie’s got everything – an arrogant prodigy who’d be out on his arse if he wasn’t so good, a sensible, uglier best friend, a love interest, an arch nemesis and his dumb sidekick, a few cool high fives and catchphrases, an emotional death scene, a euphoric victory scene and of course, some unforgettable action scenes, punctuated by a cracking soundtrack. What more could any red-blooded child of the eighties ask for ? Well, how about the film poster ? From 1986 comes this rare and original UK Quad movie poster for one of the the 80’s most loved blockbusters. Cruise never looked slicker than featured here as Lt.Pete Mitchell or as he’s better known “Maverick”. Presented in excellent folded (as issued) unrestored condition it displays to magnificent effect with great character/action imagery and vibrant colours. This poster doesn’t turn up in such high grade condition very often & like a lot of key movie posters from the 80’s becoming very collectable & represents an outstanding example of original film movie memorabilia.
Note: The poster was actually designed by the much respected artist Brian Bysouth and Robin Behling of Feref and was one of the first to be created using an early digital/photoshop process.
Trivia: Riding on the back of this film’s success, the U.S. Navy set up recruiting booths in the major cinemas to try and catch some of the adrenaline charged guys leaving the screenings. They had the highest applications rate for years as a result.…more detail
UK Quad (30" x 40")
UK / British
Near mint minus – Very fine plus / originally folded (as issued)
Adrian Pasdar, Anthony Edwards, Barry Tubb, Clarence Gilyard Jr, James Tolkan, John Stockwell, Kelly McGillis, Meg Ryan, Michael Ironside, Rick Rossovich, Tim Robbins, Tom Cruise, Tom Skerritt, Val Kilmer, Whip Hubley