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Behind Closed Doors gives viewers an intimate look at celebrities and will explore the life and legacy of these famous people. Hosted by correspondent and reporter Natalie Morales of NBC News' Today and capitalizing on the vast offerings of the NBC News historical archives, each documentary will feature interviews with historians, biographers and contemporaries.
Based on real stories told by U.S. Navy fighter pilots Top Gun had it all: rising young stars, daring on-screen action, a love story and the perfect soundtrack. Top Gun catapulted Tom Cruise into super stardom and helped launched the careers of a band of young stars including Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Meg Ryan and Tim Robbins. With mega-producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer at the helm and the visionary eye of director Tony Scott Top Gun put audiences where they'd never been - inside the cockpit of fighter jets through striking aerial footage. Now more than 30 years later and ahead of the highly-anticipated release of its sequel Top Gun: Maverick this Behind Closed Doors is an inside look at the American classic that was almost never made. The movie faced a mountain of challenges including the tragic death of famed stunt pilot Art Scholl during production. Initially dismissed by a number of critics Top Gun made its way into pop culture and became the highest grossing movie of 1986.
Considered today to be one of the most successful movies of the 20th century it's almost impossible to imagine that Back To The Future was rejected more than 40 times by Hollywood studios before finally being made. The unlikely hit spawned two sequels, an animated series, a theme park ride and a musical. It also made household names out of its cast thrusting Christopher Lloyd, Crispin Glover and Lea Thompson into the spotlight while solidifying Michael J. Fox as one of Hollywood's most bankable stars. Back To The Future: Behind Closed Doors tells the inside story of the improbably series of events that got the movie off the ground as the crew grappled with budget overruns, an overly ambitious schedule and unusual casting change that rocked the production. At the time nobody could have predicted the impact the movie would have but it became the highest grossing movie of 1985 and would captivate audiences around the world for generations to come.
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