An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

R   |    |  Drama, Romance

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A young man must complete his work at a Navy Officer Candidate School to become an aviator, with the help of a tough Gunnery Sergeant and his new girlfriend.

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  • Richard Gere in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
  • Debra Winger in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
  • Richard Gere and Debra Winger in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
  • David Keith and Lisa Blount in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
  • Richard Gere and Louis Gossett Jr. in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
  • Richard Gere and Debra Winger in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

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23 September 2013 | AaronCapenBanner
| He Will Be Both.
Richard Gere plays Zack Mayo, a prospective Navy Officer training cadet who must decide to gain control over his direction-less life, helped by a no-nonsense Gunnery sergeant(superbly played by Louis Gossett Jr., who won an Academy Award) who berates Zack, but all in the effort of making him into a successful Naval officer. Debra Winger plays his girlfriend, who is also struggling with her own life. They both have friends(played by David Keith and Lisa Blount) whose relationship mirrors their own, only with far different results.

Entertaining and old-fashioned(in some ways!) film is well acted by its stars, and has stylish direction by Taylor Hackford. Story is surprisingly involving(if a bit predictable) and builds to a satisfying conclusion with the winning song "Up Where We Belong".

A big hit that made its leads stars.

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