R | | Drama, War
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Michael Herr, a very close friend of director Stanley Kubrick, helped write much of the screenplay, particularly the part set in Vietnam. His contributions to the script were based largely on his own experiences as a reporter covering the war. Like Joker and Rafterman, he was... ...
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman:
I am Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, your senior drill instructor. From now on you will speak only when spoken to, and the first and last words out of your filthy sewers will be "Sir". Do you maggots understand that?
Recruits: Sir, yes Sir.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Bullshit I can't hear ...
When Private Pyle is first trying to climb the vertical obstacle, you can clearly see that he is wearing sneakers, not Marine Corp issued boots.
$2,217,307 (USA) (28 June 1987)
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