Full Metal Jacket

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Full Metal Jacket Overview

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

Who Stars in Full Metal Jacket

Matthew Modine
Pvt. Joker

Matthew Modine

Adam Baldwin
Animal Mother

Adam Baldwin

Vincent D'Onofrio
Pvt. Pyle

Vincent D'Onofrio

R. Lee Ermey
Gny. Sgt. Hartman

R. Lee Ermey

Dorian Harewood
Eightball

Dorian Harewood

Arliss Howard
Pvt. Cowboy

Arliss Howard


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Review for Full Metal Jacket

Author: Ian Beale

**The second half is better than the first half.** A film of two halves. The first half of the fiim focuses on the training of raw recruits and features shenanigans we have seen countless times before - think _Stripes_ and _Police Academy_. The persecution of the fat guy - a scenario we had already witnessed in Stripes and Police Academy ( "_I could show a movie on your butt, fatso_!"- Lt Harris, Police Academy) is here played out to maximum effect. The fat guy who freezes atop a climbing frame is the central plot here with Matthew Modine's character playing second fiddle to all of the _Leslie Barbara_ stuff. The second half of the movie at least gives us something we were not expecting when a sniper's identity is revealed. - Ian Beale


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Production

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Stanley Kubrick Productions


Warner Bros. Pictures


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
1987-06-26

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 56 mins

Budget
$ 17,000,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 46,357,676.00 (USA)

Profit
$ 29,357,676.00 (Estimated in USA)

Genres
Drama War

Keywords
suicide prostitute helicopter based on novel or book journalism sniper propaganda vietnam recruit war photographer war correspondent war boot camp rescue jungle infantry sergeant racism violence genocide fighting platoon combat discipline obstacle course peace sign u.s. marine mass grave blanket party


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