Maverick and Iceman Have the Best Relationship in the 'Top Gun' Films
Tom Cruise’s and Val Kilmer’s characters needed each other then and now.
is remembered for many things, from the intense action of the flying sequences, the romance
the music, and the friendship between Maverick (
) and Goose (
The most impactful part of the film that drives the narrative, however, leaving a lasting impression on fans
and examined again in this year's
Top Gun: Maverick
, is the relationship between Maverick and Iceman (
On the surface, the original
played out like so many other 80s films about the good guy
and the bully who butt heads, but in the end, are brought together and become friends.
Maverick and Iceman are both students at the U.S. Navy’s Fighter Weapons School in the Top Gun program
where aviators compete to see who is the best in the class.