Tom Cruise has played the role of Maverick in the “Top Gun” movie franchise. The film is based on a novel written by author Jim Cashman.
The film is about a naval aviator named Pete “Maverick” Mitchell who is assigned to an elite fighter squadron and who later becomes an instructor at the Navy’s Fighter Weapons School.
Locations for the movie were shot in the state of California with filming beginning in May of 2018 to April 2019.
Halfway House cafe, Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita, CA, USA (Cecil’s Cafe) (Also seen in Tenacious D)
Google Maps Co-ordinates: 34.465788, -118.405588
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA, USA (Iceman’s Funeral)
Google Maps Co-ordinates: 32.687992, -117.245685
4000 Bluff Place, San Pedro, CA, USA (Penny’s House)
Google Maps Co-ordinates: 33.707872, -118.286280
Bixby Creek Bridge, California 1, Monterey, CA, USA
Google Maps Co-ordinates: 36.371381, -121.902569
Lake Tahoe Airport, Airport Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA (Enemy Airstrip)
Google Maps Co-ordinates: 38.893227, -119.996515
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Run Time: 130m
Age Viewing: 12A