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September 8, 1986 | By Kim Masters, Los Angeles Daily News
"Top Gun' outgunned the competition at the box office this summer in a season that ended with a total of $1.4 billion in ticket sales, down 1 percent from last summer's less-than-stellar level. This summer was the first in this decade without a George Lucas or Steven Spielberg extravaganza and it had no smashes in the $150 million range. "Top Gun" grossed $119 million in the season, which runs from May 23 through Sept. 1. (Before May 23, "Top Gun" grossed an additional $12.2 million.
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February 25, 1989 | By Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Curiosity got the best of Alfred Johnson early one recent week. So, Johnson, the basketball coach at Germantown Friends School, opened his newspaper and began checking off names. His goal: to determine how many of the nation's then-top 20 college teams had already made contact with Jonathan Haynes, GFS's marvelous, 6-3 junior lead guard. The answer: 17 of 20. "With some," Johnson said, "it has gone beyond the form-letter stage. I got a call from Georgetown the other night.
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March 18, 1997 | By Bill Iezzi, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Academy of the New Church's Owen Asplundh will see double this year as he fakes, dodges and drives to the lacrosse net. Nothing is wrong with the junior's eyesight. In fact he sees the field well, as a good attackman should. Maybe too well as far as opposing teams are concerned, so they will make him see two defenders instead of one. Teams in the Northeast and Friends Leagues, in which ANC plays, know that the 6-foot-2, 195-pound player is capable of scoring a bushel of goals now that Jessie King has graduated.
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July 31, 1991 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
Even those who believe that Top Gun is, itself, a fairly hilarious parody of a fighter-pilot movie will laugh at the lampooning it gets in Hot Shots!, helium-light silliness about flyboys and their joysticks. Co-written and directed by Jim Abrahams, one-third of the legendary trio that created Airplane!, Hot Shots! is approximately half as funny. There is no dishonor in this: Half as funny as Airplane! is twice as funny as almost anything else. But when Abrahams' partner Jerry Zucker flew solo on Ghost and colleague David Zucker made The Naked Gun 2 1/2 on his own, did they take all the topical humor with them?
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February 12, 1987 | By JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer
Advertising is almost everywhere nowadays. It dresses up clothing, concert stages, even some public television programming. So we shouldn't be too surprised that the prerecorded home videocassette, the last "pure" entertainment medium, has been co-opted by Madison Avenue, too. Pepsi Cola has made a deal with Paramount Home Video to plug in a Diet Pepsi commercial on the "Top Gun" tape reaching home video stores March 11. But in return for...
SPORTS
November 4, 1988 | By Diane Pucin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sometimes being great isn't good. The statistics said that Villanova quarterback Kirk Schulz had an outstanding 1987 sophomore season, when he set school single-season records in pass completions (196) and yards thrown (2,338). The Wildcats were a scoring machine, averaging 30.7 points a game and posting scores like 52-20, 44-27 and 38-35. So this year, Schulz was getting rave reviews in the preseason. He was touted as perhaps the top quarterback in the quarterback-strong Yankee Conference.
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May 16, 1986 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
If you believe the recruitment posters, when you think sailors you think: The Navy. Not just a job. An adventure. If you can believe Top Gun, when you think Navy from now on you'll think: The Navy fighter pilot. Not just a gob. An adventurer. Top Gun, that thrilling new Navy recruitment film, is guaranteed to make diehard conscientious objectors into raving warmongers. Hunky flyboys! Yum. Primo F-14 Tomcats!! Yum-yum. Dogfights with Soviet MiGs!!! Double-hubba! Where do I enlist?
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July 22, 2008 | By ED WEINER, weinere@yahoo.com
SO WHY, if the unsubstantiated reports are indeed true, would Tom Cruise want to do a sequel, now, to his 1986 hit "Top Gun"? Let us deconstruct the possible ways: 2. He needs to defuse that Scientology thing with an echo from his past. Could be. His excessive pro-Scientology zeal - attacking a postpartum-depression-suffering Brooke Shields . . . come on , pal - hurt him in the eyes of the public. Revisiting one of his most famous roles and the good feeling that might slop over from that would go a long way to rehabilitating him. 3. At the moment, he's Mister Katie Holmes.
SPORTS
April 23, 1996 | By Kevin C. Kaufman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Germantown Academy golfer Mike Zinkand has some big shoes to fill this season, but he doesn't mind. In fact, he welcomes the opportunity. The top returning player from last season's Inter-Ac League championship team, Zinkand is trying to make up for the loss of two graduates - Sal Paone, who won last season's Inter-Ac tournament, and Chris Atlee, who finished third in a playoff - and of Todd Permsap, who tied for ninth before transferring....
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October 29, 1997 | By Tom McGurk, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
At first, Abbey Woolley winced at the thought. How could you blame her? Woolley was a center back or a defensive halfback and even spent a short stint as a goalie in the first five years of her field hockey career. Then Woolley was asked a question she never thought she would hear. Could she be a front-line player? As opposing defenders will tell you, the answer is a resounding yes. Woolley, an Ocean City senior, is the top scorer in South Jersey with 28 goals, and her blend of skill, speed and strength has made her one of the area's top college recruits.
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June 14, 2013
1. "Top Gun: Limited 3D Edition" Surprisingly deep aerial thrills in the new Blu-ray 3-D transformation. An upgraded surround-sound mix helps. (Paramount) 2. "Jack Reacher" Tom Cruise plays a death-defying, lone-wolf maverick here, too, with an even better (sleuthing) story line and spectacular car chases. (Paramount) 3. "Trouble with the Curve" Baseball scout (Clint Eastwood) in the autumn of his years bonds with game-lovin' daughter (Amy Adams). And you with yours?
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March 9, 2013 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Pennsauken Township police officer has been named New Jersey's DWI Top Gun for 2012. Officer Joseph Kuchmek, an eight-year veteran of the force, made 86 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, officials said. He was named the DWI Top Gun by the state Attorney General Office's Division of Highway Safety and will be honored at a ceremony in Trenton on April 24. Pennsauken Police Chief John Coffey said his department's traffic division "regularly makes more DWI arrests than any other traffic division in South Jersey.
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February 8, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
WHEN Cole Porter wrote "Let's Do It" about the myriad number of creatures who mate ( "The most refined lady bugs do it/When a gentleman calls/Moths in your rugs they do it/What's the use of moth balls" ), one species that didn't make the list was the Galapagos tortoise. Galapagos tortoises are the largest in the world and can live for more than 150 years. But they've struggled to fend off predators and are now under threat. In part, because, although there are horned tortoises, the Galapagos are not horny tortoises.
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August 24, 2012 | By Alyssa Rosenberg, SLATE
WASHINGTON - The news came this week that movie director Tony Scott had committed suicide by leaping from a Los Angeles bridge, and many of the remembrances have focused on his most famous action movies, including Top Gun , and his kinetic visual style. But as interesting as how he told his stories is the people they were about. Scott frequently directed black stars, including Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop II , Wesley Snipes in The Fan , Will Smith in Enemy of the State , and his frequent leading man Denzel Washington in Man on Fire , Deja Vu , his remake of The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, and Unstoppable . And while action movies with male main characters made up much of his career, Scott's movies also included a number of fascinating, unsettling roles for women.
SPORTS
May 1, 2012 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
Humble and unassuming, Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn does not like to talk about himself. Ask him about his confidence, the minutes he chews up nightly in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and the tough assignments he draws, and Coburn is likely to deflect praise to his teammates. Ask Flyers coach Peter Laviolette, though, about Coburn and he will tell you about one of his team's unsung heroes through the Flyers' first five playoff wins this spring. "Since I got here, Braydon Coburn has been a rock," Laviolette said.
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February 13, 2012 | BY TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
FROM MORE THAN a few feet away, binoculars will be needed to see the newest sports memento in Dennis Gabert's house. Nevertheless . . . "This'll be the coolest," he said, beaming. The latest treasure is a 5-inch strand of the net that was formerly attached to the southwest basket in Malvern Prep's gym. Gabert snipped it Saturday night after the Friars outlasted Germantown Academy, 55-52, before a juiced, overflow crowd to finish 8-2 and claim a second consecutive Inter-Ac League championship.
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November 10, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES - War has always been a staple of cinema - providing the inspiration for some of the greatest and most honored films ever. During the silent era, there were D.W. Griffith's controversial The Birth of a Nation (1915), King Vidor's The Big Parade (1925), and William Wellman's Wings (1927), which won the first best film Oscar. The 1930 antiwar film All Quiet on the Western Front was the first sound film to earn the best picture Oscar. The academy also gave its highest honor to 1970's Patton, about World War II Gen. George Patton; 1978's The Deer Hunter, one of the first films on the Vietnam War; and 2009's The Hurt Locker, set during the Iraq war. For Veterans Day on Friday, writer and film producer Steven Jay Rubin, author of the book Combat Films: American Realism, 1945-2010, selected some combat films he most admires.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2011 | By Rick Bentley, McClatchy Newspapers
Two of this week's new releases might make you feel nostalgic. Top Gun, Grade B: The action film/romance starring Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis is being rereleased to mark its 25th anniversary. It's been a quarter of a century but Top Gun will still have you feeling "the need for speed. " The action part of the film has to do with an elite group of pilots who compete to be the best in their class and earn the title of Top Gun . Cruise and McGillis provide the romance as a hotshot test pilot and a civilian instructor who do their own form of flying.
SPORTS
October 13, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Columnist
The winner of the South Jersey Soccer Coaches Tournament doesn't appear to be a foregone conclusion like recent seasons, although top-seeded Lenape on the girls' side and St. Augustine on the boys' are certainly favored. The beauty of this tournament, which begins on Thursday, is that it matches schools of all sizes, and the champion has to earn four victories. The Lenape girls' have captured the last three titles, and the Indians will be difficult to dethrone. The Indians, who were 23-1 last year, have lost to Shawnee and tied Eastern this year.
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October 12, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The winner of the South Jersey Soccer Coaches Tournament doesn't appear to be a foregone conclusion like recent seasons, although top-seeded Lenape on the girls' side and St. Augustine on the boys' are certainly favored. The beauty of this tournament, which begins on Thursday, is that it matches schools of all sizes, and the champion has to earn four victories. The Lenape girls' have captured the last three titles, and the Indians will be difficult to dethrone. The Indians, who were 23-1 last year, have lost to Shawnee and tied Eastern this year.
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