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.
Adam Baldwin was originally supposed to do principal photography for three months. He ended up doing it for nine months.
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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