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.
Many of the M16 rifles seen in the movie are actually variants developed only for use by the US Air Force, and were never used by the US Army or the US Marine Corp. These USAF variants lack the Forward Assist Bolt, and you will notice that many (not... ...
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 ...
When Hartman discovers Private Pyle's unlocked footlocker and throws Pyle's belongings on the floor, the position of the thrown items changes between almost every shot.
$2,217,307 (USA) (28 June 1987)