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.
According to Sgt. Hartman's medal ribbons on his chest, he previously served in Vietnam where he received the "Vietnam Campaign Medal" and the "Vietnam Service Medal" with two bronze service stars. The latter indicates he took part in at least two ... ...
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 ...
Lt. Lockhart erroneously criticizes one of his staff about a "North Vietnamese Regular" in the staff's report, and the Lt. asks, "Is there an irregular?" when in fact there is. "North Vietnamese Regular" distinguishes from "North Vietnamese Special Forces" and is grammatically correct as it is.
$2,217,307 (USA) (28 June 1987)
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