WHAT DID ICEMAN MEAN BY YOU'RE WRITING CHECKS THAT YOU CAN'T CASH

  1. Maverick, you cannot write a check to yourself bring it to the bank and exchange it for cash. Top Gun came out 5 years before Terminator 2 in which John Connor steals money from an ATM so I think ATMs were around then. Maverick could have said why would I do that. I will just use an ATM.
  2. Maverick writes bad checks. You (the audience) should not accept his check. It will bounce.
  3. He meant to say. You're writing checks that I cannot cash. I don't trust you - your check has bounced too many times.
  4. You're dangerous.