Another great film made possible by the inclusion of several household name brands.
Top Gun is a classic high octane story ideal to spark enlisting numbers in the US Navy as an aviator, much the same as Officer and Gentleman managed in 1982, four years before, with Richard Gere. The difference being upgrading the story line to include flying jets, in confrontation with Russian MIGs, and Tom Cruise. This film is a great example of successful product placement.
The film is a product placement feast for Ray-Ban, Budweiser, Porsche, Kawasaki and the US Navy's recruitment drive, with Pepsi Cola also chiming in.
If you check product placement from Top Gun in more detail, there are several brands that were included in the movie, but the most important are Ray-Ban’s Aviator sunglasses and the US Navy.
Apparently they were successful. The US Navy set up recruiting booths in the major cinemas to try and catch some of the adrenaline charged guys leaving the screenings. They even stated that after the release of the movie the number of young men, who wanted to be Navy aviators, went up by 500 percent.
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Top Gun is a 1986 American action drama film directed by Tony Scott, produced by Don Simpson and
Bruckheimer, in association with Paramount Pictures.
Apple (Beats) - Transformers (Age of Extinction)
Aston Martin - James Bond
AT&T - Back to the Future
BMW - James Bond (Skyfall)
Budweiser - Star Trek (Into Darkness), That's My Boy, Top Gun
Burger King - Iron Man
Cadillac - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Chevrolet - Captain Marvel
Converse (All Stars) - I Robot
Doritos - Wayne's World
Dr Pepper - Forrest Gump
Etch A Sketch - Toy Story
Fedex - Castaway
Ford Fusion - James Bond & New Girl
Ford Mustang - Bullitt
Gargoyles - The Terminator
General Motors - Transformers
Geostorm - Mercedes
Google - The Internship
Harley Davidson - Terminator 2
Hasbro - Battleship
Hershey (Reece's Pieces) - ET
Hyundai - Knives Out
IHOP (International House of Pancakes) - Superman (Man of Steel)
IKEA - Fight Club
Jack Daniels - Basic Instinct
Jaguar - The Italian Job, James Bond, Austin Powers
Jeep (Fiat Chrysler) - Hard Target, Bourne Identity
Kawasaki - Top Gun
Krispy Kreme - Power Rangers
Lamborghini - The Italian Job
Land Rover -
Lego - The Movie
Lotus - James Bond
MacDonalds - Mac and Me, Kingsman
Manalo Blahnik - Sex & The City
Mattel (Barbie Doll) - Toy Story
Mercedes - Jurassic World
Mini Cooper - The Italian Job
Nintendo - K9, Sweetheart, Captain Marvel, Back to the Future
Nokia - The Matrix
Old Forester - Kingsman (The Golden Circle)
Panasonic - Joker
Pepsi Cola - Back to the Future
Pizza Hut - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Wayne's World, Back to the Future
Playstation - Fast & Furious, Runaway Jury
Prada - The Devil Wears Prada
Ray-Bans - Top Gun, Risky Business
Reebok - Jerry Maguire
Royal Caribbean International (Allure of the Seas) - Jack and Jill
Samsung - Jurassic World
Sony - Jumanji (Welcome to the Jungle, The Next Level)
Starbucks - Austin Powers
Toyota - Back to the Future
Twinkies - Zombieland
US Navy - Top Gun
Verizon - Jurassic World
Wilson - Castaway
Xbox - Hair Care Products, Real Steel
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