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.
Several lines from the movie are sampled in the Swollen Members song "Ambush."
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 ...
At the Rifle Range, a marksmanship instructor inspects the recruit's weapon with barrel not pointed down range towards the target. Marines know this is never permitted on the Rifle Range.
$2,217,307 (USA) (28 June 1987)
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