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An Officer And A Gentleman

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Richard Gere sweeps Debra Winger off her feet

‘Love lifts us up where we belong…’, though it might not have done if producer Don Simpson had succeeded in ditching that Oscar-winning number.
 
Richard Gere almost missed out too, only landing the role of raw recruit Zack Mayo after Travolta turned it down. Debra Winger wasn’t first pick either, while greenhorn director Taylor Hackford was nearly sacked for shooting slow.
 
Somehow, though, they all managed to produce a modern classic – an old-school training pic that paved the way for Top Gun.
 
Three Easter eggs, retro doc and featurettes including – yes – one on the soundtrack.

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