R | | Drama, War
A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.
The actor Peter Koch (playing the character Swede Johansson) was playing for the Kansas City Chiefs of NFL while this movie was being filmed. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1984. Following a trade to the Chiefs for the '85, '86 and '87 season finishing his career with the Los Angeles Raiders in 1989.
Corporal 'Stitch' Jones:
"I met her on a Monday. She was the best. Come Sunday mornin', I needed rest. She didn't shave. She didn't use Neet. She tried to use my face like a bicycle seat."
While scrambling around the barracks before the Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise, Jones mentions Aponte "getting his big cartoon face back here before he does time for doing 'A-W-O-L'". The Marine Corps does not use the term "AWOL". The Navy and Marine Corps analogue for AWOL is actually UA (Unauthorized Absence).
The opening Warner Bros. logo is black and white.
Theatrical version included a scene where Gunny Highway stands in front of one of the soldiers at the target practice, forcing him to shoot straight. Reportedly, this scene doesn't appear in the video release.
$8,100,840 (USA) (7 December 1986)