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.
During the training scenes there is a private with the name "Hunter S" on his back, an allusion to "Gonzo" journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
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 Pvt. Pyle is on the range, the bandage keeps changing between being on his right wrist (close-up, when shooting) and left wrist (camera pulled back, re-loading).
$2,217,307 (USA) (28 June 1987)
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