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.
Private Pyle during the scene when all Marines are being pumped up to kill, and when he is in the head.
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 ...
It is doubtful that Marines would identify themselves by their nicknames when asked by a superior to state their name. This error happens more than once.
$2,217,307 (USA) (28 June 1987)
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