ET Flashback '86: Top Gun


Tom Cruise has the need for speed! 'Top Gun' vaulted Cruise to A-list star status in Hollywood 25 years ago with the adrenalin-fueled film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Tony Scott -- and we were on the set of the blockbuster-to-be with Cruise, Val Kilmer and Anthony Edwards.

"The thing I learned about the military is that they're not pro-war, they're pro-freedom," Cruise told ET. "I mean, these guys don't want to go out there and kill and everything else. … This film is about excellence."