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Full Metal Jacket

1987 | 1h 56m | Drama, War, Action/Adventure

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A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits

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 tw...

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'Full Metal Jacket' Movie details

Director

Stanley Kubrick

Stars

Matthew Modine Adam Baldwin Vincent D'Onofrio R. Lee Ermey Ian Tyler

UK release date

18 Aug 1987
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