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.
According to Sgt. Hartman's medal ribbons on his chest, he previously served in Vietnam where he received the "Vietnam Campaign Medal" and the "Vietnam Service Medal" with two bronze service stars. The latter indicates he took part in at least two ... ...
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 ...
During the range shoot, Hartmann watches over Pyle's shoulder and compliments him on his shooting skill. In reality, he would not be able to see the bullet holes from the firing point, especially without binoculars. Sometimes, each shot may be indicated by the butt party, but the prior shot of the targets did not show that happening.
The Marines Hymn
Music by Jacques Offenbach from "Geneviève de Brabant"
Performed by The Goldman Band
Courtesy of MCA Records
$2,217,307 (USA) (28 June 1987)
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