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.
Stanley Kubrick was well known for having a very small crew on set. On one occasion, after the electrician finished lighting a set, Kubrick told him, "Okay, this is how I want the scene lit and I'm not going to change it." Kubrick then sent the man to fix some ... ...
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 ...
Concerning Pvt. Pyle's contraband jelly donut, it would seem impossible for Pyle to even touch a jelly donut, much less steal one and get it back to the barracks, as he was considered a "fat body" (or, in modern Marine jargon, a "fat tray") and was forbidden to eat certain things and given smaller portions of what he could eat, and the D.I.s always watch what is put on their trays.
$2,217,307 (USA) (28 June 1987)
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