Like father Like Son. In one of the most remembered scenes of top gun from 1986, Maverick (Tom Cruise) joined his friend Groose (Anthony Edwards) singing the theme Great Balls of Fire of Jerry Lee Lewis during one of his leisure moments in the bar of the military air base. And in an exercise of nostalgia and a nod to the original, Top Gun: Maverick also he wanted to honor that scenebut this time with Groose’s son, “Rooster”, (Miles Teller) at the piano and also putting the voice.
However, in the final montage released in theaters we did not see the complete scene. To remedy it, Paramount Pictures has released a video with the complete performance of Miles Teller and that, naturally, includes unpublished images.
It has been the extra bonus and gift from the production company to the fans, surely wanting to thank that this second installment has been erected, with its 409.3 million dollars grossed so far in North American theaters, in the highest grossing film in the United Statessurpassing the 399.6 of an entire Marvel production as it is Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Combining classic themes with new ones, the same soundtrack of Top Gun: Maverick it has also become a bestseller there since it was released on May 27. It debuted in the top ten of the famous Billboard 200 list and is still at number 17. Among the songs on the soundtrack are the new original songs of Lady Gaga, Hold My HandY OneRepublic, I Ain’t Worriedin addition to the instrumental music composed by hans zimmer. And among the classics, of course, includes the version of Great Balls of Fire sung live and direct by Teller.
And we end with another memory, the one from the video of the original scene of the eighties movie starring Cruise and Edwards.
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In case you were left wanting more: the complete scene of Miles Teller singing ‘Great Balls of Fire’ in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’