Tony Scott, USA, 1986o
Lieutenant Pete "Maverick" Mitchell is an ambitious young pilot whose dream comes true when he is selected for elite fighter pilot training. But his lack of discipline and impulsiveness quickly make him unpopular. Above all, his reckless way of flying goes down badly. When his comrade has an accident, Maverick falls into a crisis and questions the purpose of his training.
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