Plot & Details
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.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Action,Drama,War
- Run Time: 116min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 06/26/1987
- DVD Release Date: 06/29/1999
- Status: In Theaters
- Distributor(s): Warner Bros.
- Director(s): Stanley Kubrick
- Starring: Iva Janzurová , Matthew Modine , Leos Sucharipa , Adam Baldwin , Theodora Remundová
- Themes: Innocence Lost,Military Life
- Tone: Confrontational,Angry,Biting,Forceful,Satirical,Gritty,Irreverent
- Keywords: Marines, suicide, Vietnam, battlefield, boot-camp [military], drill-instructor, training, war
- Country of Origin: USA (06-26-1987)
- Language: English
|Year||Award||Category||Cast & Crew||Result|
|1987||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Best Adapted Screenplay||Gustav Hasford||Nominated|
|1987||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Best Adapted Screenplay||Stanley Kubrick||Nominated|
|1987||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Best Adapted Screenplay||Michael Herr||Nominated|