Full Metal Jacket (1987)

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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.


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Trivia

Gustav Hasford began working on "The Short Timers," the book on which this film is based, while serving in Vietnam. He based many of the characters and names on soldiers he served with.


Quotes

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 ...


Goofs

End credits list a song performed by Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs, misspelling the last word as "Pharoahs." This has not been corrected on any home video version of the movie.

Details

Release Date:

10 July 1987

Language

English, Vietnamese


Country of Origin

UK, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,217,307 (USA) (28 June 1987)

Gross:

$46,357,676 (USA)

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