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 "This is my rifle" drill was almost always performed while all the recruits were naked, as recounted by former Marines who had to take part in the exercise.
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 helicopter lands with Joker and Rafterman, the door gunner is gone.
$2,217,307 (USA) (28 June 1987)
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