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.
The manual of arms scene where Hartman slaps Pyle on the left and right side of his face for his mistake appears to show Pyle disobeying an order (to pick up his cover, or hat, after Hartman knocked it off). This is because it wasn't in the script for Pyle's hat to be knocked off, and since Hartman was mostly ad-libbing his lines, he told Pyle to pick it up by force of habit, but Pyle wasn't supposed to move for the rest of the scene.
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 ...
In one of the scenes when Animal Mother has moved to the building where the sniper is located and the rest of the squad is following some of the surrounding buildings are on fire and a reflection of flame is seen on the screen from one of the cameras.
$2,217,307 (USA) (28 June 1987)
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