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Medders at Large Cruising for a bruising in the darkness of The Roxy in 1986 – no laughing matter

David Medcalf


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When the original ‘Top Gun’ came out in 1986 I was the only person in the audience who thought it was a comedy.

When the original ‘Top Gun’ came out in 1986 I was the only person in the audience who thought it was a comedy.

When the original ‘Top Gun’ came out in 1986 I was the only person in the audience who thought it was a comedy.

‘I saw ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ last week,’ young Persephone revealed while helping to tidy up after dinner.

You and half the world’s population,’ responded her father. ‘I read that Tom Cruise has picked up an outrageous multi-million dollar bonus now that ‘Maverick’ is one of the biggest box office successes of all time. Imagine, if it’s not already bigger than ‘Gone With the Wind’ or ‘Mary Poppins’, then it will be before the end of the year. I can’t believe that it is better than the real classics.’


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