Maverick & Goose
“Maverick and Goose…” laments Commander Tom “Stinger” Jordan in the classic 1986 action film Top Gun. The pair of naval aviators are beloved around the world and became an archetype for many action films that followed. The reckless, young, brash, womanizing Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) and the softhearted, gentle, family man Nick “Goose” Bradshaw (Anthony Edwards) are among the best-of-the-best fighter pilots in the U.S. Navy, pushing the limits to try and become Top Gun trophy winners. They’re also best friends, having heart-to-hearts before flying Mach-2 with their hair on fire. They might not make it all the way together, and sure they don’t win the trophy, but Maverick and Goose are among the most memorable duos in movie history.