Matt Potter 1:52 p.m., Nov. 11
“Let’s do this!” A lumpy but still fit Tom Cruise (Maverick) urges fellow returning stars Anthony Edwards (Goose), Rick Rossovich (Slider), and Val Kilmer (Iceman) to recapture the energy and excitement of their famous beach volleyball game from 1986. (See below.) “Tony, I know you didn’t take your shirt off last time, but at least lose the jacket! Rick, you look even better than I do from the neck down, but the brillo-hair and bathing costume aren’t going to help us with the 18-24 demo, and probably not any other demo, either. Val…let’s talk.” Filming of the scene had to be shut down after Edwards protested that his character died in the original, but resumed when Cruise reminded him that nothing is ever truly dead while it is still profitable.
Posted October 17, 2018
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