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 first sentence of dialogue that Lt. Lockhart gives to his press team, the morning after the Tet offensive, "The enemy, has very deceitfully, chosen to take advantage of the Tet ceasefire." Is the same as a speech, that Gen. Westmoreland gives to... ...
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 having the recruits cross the monkey bars in the obstacle course, the Sgt says "this should take you no less than 10 seconds" when he should have said "this should take you less than 10 seconds" or "this should take you no more than 10 seconds."
$2,217,307 (USA) (28 June 1987)