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.
The phrase "In a world of shit" was said by Joker first , it is said by Gomer Pyle secondly and by the end of the movie it is said once more by Joker right before the closing credits.
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 the camera pans up from the sniper's position at Hue City, a crew member is seen running towards the building
$2,217,307 (USA) (28 June 1987)
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