R | | Action, Drama, War
A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.
According to Ridley Scott (while discussing the filming of Matchstick Men (2003)), Sam Rockwell was originally cast in one of the roles and had completed some rehearsals before he became ill or injured and was replaced.
Ain't really none of my business, but I say leave the bastard.
In the briefing for the Libya landing, the coast is shown as southern (sea south of the land). Libya has no southern coast, the entire country lying South of the Med. The maps could conceivably have been drawn "South up" but this is against all military (and geographical) convention and unlikely in the extreme.
The Urgayle reciting the Self-Pity poem scene is played as an audio version during the beginning of the end credits
An alternate ending was secretly filmed without the knowledge of Disney/Hollywood Pictures Executives. When Ridley Scott first screened the film for execs, he shocked and surprised them with the ending in which Demi Moore dies. Both endings were test screened simultaneously and although the darker ending scored higher with audiences, the happier ending was chosen by executives. Similar to the surprise ending for "Thelma and Louise", the alternate ending for "G.I. Jane" was a dark yet bittersweet one. Jordan (Moore) is killed when she risks her life to save her Commander (Viggo Mortensen) then eulogized on television by the tough Senator (Ann Bancroft). Later, the camera pans through a fresh group of SEAL recruits, among them are three women.
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