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R| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
Zack Mayo (Richard Gere), a new member of the U.S. Navy, has a bad attitude. When he signs up for the Aviation Academy, he is met with the strict leadership of Sgt. Emil Foley (Louis Gossett Jr.), who gives Zack a rude awakening in terms of relating with other people. Through Foley's guidance -- and an unexpected romance with Paula (Debra Winger), an outsider who hangs around the naval base -- Zack learns some tough lessons and discovers what he truly wants out of life.

Cast: Richard Gere , Debra Winger , Louis Gossett Jr. , David Keith , Robert Loggia , Lisa Blount , Lisa Eilbacher , Tony Plana

Director: Taylor Hackford

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

Release Date: July 28th, 1982|2 hr. 5 min.

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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • An Officer and a Gentleman is the best movie about love that I've seen in a long time. show more

  • The performances are uniformly strong, with Gere offering some of his best work - though it pales in comparison with Gossett's tour de force as the tough, principled Sgt. Foley. show more

  • From its title on down, An Officer and a Gentleman (at the Plaza) is both a thoroughly rousing crowd-pleaser and a shamelessly manipulative banner-waver, a homage to the never-practiced ethics of a non-existent era. [28 Jul 1982] show more

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