At Charlie's residence in Top Gun (1986), Charlie is lying on the couch and Maverick speaks about his father:
Maverick: My old man was a great fighter pilot. But who the hell knows? It's all classified.
Charlie: Somebody must know.
Maverick: Yeah, somebody knows everything.
Charlie: Is that why you're always second best up there?
Maverick: You are direct, aren't you?
Is Maverick's rank in the competition tied to his father's classified information?