Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket

4.5 33
Director: Stanley Kubrick

Cast: Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio

     
 

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Stanley Kubrick's return to filmmaking after a seven-year hiatus, this film crystallizes the experience of the Vietnam War by concentrating on a group of raw Marine volunteers. Based on Gustav Hasford's novel The Short Timers, the film's first half details the volunteers' harrowing boot-camp training under the profane, power-saw guidance of drill instructor SgtSee more details below

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Stanley Kubrick's return to filmmaking after a seven-year hiatus, this film crystallizes the experience of the Vietnam War by concentrating on a group of raw Marine volunteers. Based on Gustav Hasford's novel The Short Timers, the film's first half details the volunteers' harrowing boot-camp training under the profane, power-saw guidance of drill instructor Sgt. Hartman (R. Lee Ermey, a real-life drill instructor whose performance is one of the most terrifyingly realistic on record). Part two takes place in Nam, as seen through the eyes of the now thoroughly indoctrinated marines. Ironically, Full Metal Jacket was filmed almost entirely in England.

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All Movie Guide
His first film since 1980's The Shining, legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick turned his attention to this adaptation of Gustav Hasford's The Short Timers, a harrowing Vietnam war picture that was one of the last of the slew of war films being made in this period in the late 1980's. Widely described as a two-act film, with the first being a gripping look at Marine basic training and madness, the second covering more conventional battleground territory. As with any Kubrick film, though, it has more on its mind than typical war sentiments, as it is a vital addition to his body of work illustrating the poisoning of the human spirit and the cruelty men are capable of. Shockingly, the film was shot in England (as virtually all of Kubrick's modern films have been), which doubles for both sections of the film quite convincingly. The film had the misfortune of debuting after Oliver Stone's Platoon had just swept the Oscars, and many felt it didn't resonate with the same emotional force as that more straightforward picture. In another bizarre footnote, the film contains a passage of dialogue that found its way into a smash hit for the notoriously lewd rap act 2 Live Crew titled "Me So Horny," an odd occurrence given Kubrick's infamously meticulous handling of his films and their content. Jason Clark
All Movie Guide - Jason Clark
For his first film since 1980's The Shining, legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick turned his attention to this adaptation of Gustav Hasford's The Short Timers, creating a harrowing Vietnam War picture that was one of the last of the slew of war films being made in this period in the late 1980s. Full Metal Jacket is widely described as a two-act film, the first being a gripping look at Marine basic training and madness, and the second covering more conventional battleground territory. As with any Kubrick film, though, it has more on its mind than typical war sentiments, as it is a vital addition to his body of work illustrating the poisoning of the human spirit and the cruelty that men are capable of. Shockingly, the film was shot in England (as virtually all of Kubrick's modern films have been), which doubles for both sections of the film quite convincingly. The film had the misfortune of debuting after Oliver Stone's Platoon had just swept the Oscars, and many felt it didn't resonate with the same emotional force as that more straightforward picture. In another bizarre footnote, the film contains a passage of dialogue that found its way into a smash hit for the notoriously lewd rap act 2 Live Crew titled "Me So Horny," an odd occurrence given Kubrick's infamously meticulous handling of his films and their content.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/15/2007
UPC:
0085391163114
Original Release:
1987
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:56:00
Sales rank:
11,268

Special Features

2000 digital master from restored elements; Soundtrack newly remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1; Theatrical trailer; Languages: English & Français; Subtitles: English, Français, Español & Português (feature film only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matthew Modine Private Joker/Private J.T. Davis
Adam Baldwin Animal Mother
Vincent D'Onofrio Leonard Lawrence, Pvt. Gomer Pyle
R. Lee Ermey Gunnery Sgt. Hartman
Dorian Harewood Eightball
Arliss Howard Pvt. Cowboy
Kevin Howard Rafterman
Ed O'Ross Walter J. Schinoski, Lt. Touchdown
John Terry Lt. Lockhart
Kirk Taylor Sgt. Payback
Ian Tyler Lt. Cleves
Papillon Soo Soo Da Nang Hooker
Tan Hung Francione ARVN Pimp
Costas Dino Chimona Chili
Peter Merrill TV Journalist
Keiron Jecchinis Crazy Earl
John Stafford Doc Jay
Gary Landon Mills Donlon
Ngoc Le V.C. Sniper
Leanne Hong Motorbike Hooker
Gil Kopel Stork
Herbert Norville Daytona Dave
Bruce Boa Colonel Poge
Tim Colceri Doorgunner
Sal Lopez T.H.E Rock
Peter "Snowball" Edmund Snowball
Marcus D'Amico Handjob
Keith Hodlak Daddy Da
Nguyen Hue Phong Camera Thief
Du Hu Ta Dead NVA
Tony Carey Marine
Harry Davies Marine
David George Marine
Derek Hart Marine
Steve Hudson Marine
Robert Nichols Marine
David Perry Marine
Tony Smith Marine
Bill Thompson Marine
Michael Williams Marine
John Wilson Marine
Chad Dowdell Dying Soldier (uncredited)

Technical Credits
Stanley Kubrick Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Christine Allsopp Makeup
Jeff Barry Songwriter
Jennifer Boost Makeup
Keith Denny Costumes/Costume Designer
R. Lee Ermey Consultant/advisor
John Evans Special Effects,Special Effects Supervisor
A. Frazier Songwriter
Anton Furst Production Designer
Ellie Greenwich Songwriter
Tom T. Hall Songwriter
Jan Harlan Executive Producer
James B. Harris Songwriter
Gustav Hasford Screenwriter
Lee Hazlewood Songwriter
Michael Herr Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Philip Hobbs Co-producer
Martin Hunter Editor
Abigail Mead Score Composer
Douglas Milsome Cinematographer
Terry Needham Asst. Director
Keith Pain Art Director
Domingo "Sam" Samudio Songwriter
Stephen Simmonds Set Decoration/Design
Phil Spector Songwriter
Rod Stratford Art Director
Edward Tise Sound/Sound Designer
Leslie Tomkins Art Director
Leon Vitali Casting
Caesar White Songwriter
T. Wilson Songwriter

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Full Metal Jacket
1. Haircut Montage [1:35]
2. Sgt. Hartman Names His Maggots [5:57]
3. Drill [2:26]
4. "This Is My Rifle." [3:19]
5. Obstacle Course [4:17]
6. Joker's Got Guts [2:03]
7. Helping Pyle [4:07]
8. The Jelly Donut [4:20]
9. Night Attack [2:06]
10. Motivated Marines [2:08]
11. God and the Corps [1:27]
12. Pyle and His Rifle [4:27]
13. Graduation [1:41]
14. Full Metal Jacket [2:54]
15. Pyle's Major Malfunction [2:32]
16. Vietnam [2:21]
17. The Stories We Write [4:09]
18. Base Under Attack [4:33]
19. No Ann-Margret? [2:01]
20. Trigger Happy [2:55]
21. What the Dead Know [2:10]
22. The Word of God [2:10]
23. Reunion With Cowboy [3:08]
24. Guest of Honor [1:24]
25. Approaching Hue City [1:54]
26. First Strike [3:15]
27. Vietnam: The Movie [2:12]
28. Words Over the Dead [1:58]
29. Interview Subjects [3:10]
30. Negotiations [2:34]
31. New Squad Leader [2:53]
32. The Sniper [2:27]
33. Two Men Down [4:48]
34. Animal Mother's Charge [3:03]
35. Cowboy's End [2:58]
36. Getting the Sniper [3:26]
37. "Shoot Me." [5:54]
38. Alive and Not Afraid [1:49]
39. End Credits [3:35]

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