The volleyball scene from Top Gun is one of the most famous (and strange) scenes from the entire movie. It doesn’t really have much to do with the movie, and according to director Tony Scott:
I didn’t have a vision of what I was doing other than just doing soft porn. I knew I had to show off all the guys, but I didn’t have a point of view, so I just shot the sh*t out of it. I got the guys to get all their gear off and their pants and sprayed them in baby oil.via Cinemablend.com.
So, the famous volleyball scene’s entire purpose was just to show off the bodies of Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, and Rick Rossovich. Apparently, Anthony Edwards wasn’t part of Scott’s shirtless vision although he was the only smart one wearing shorts on the beach in the sand.
Enjoy this look back at the famous volleyball scene from Top Gun featuring Kenny Loggins’ Playing With The Boys, and now there’s the famous flag football on the beach scene from Top Gun Maverick, which I’m pretty sure was filmed for the exact same reasons as the volleyball scene was back in the ’80s. Enjoy a look at it as well!