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Plot, Details & Awards

Full Metal Jacket

(1987)
R In Theaters 06/26/1987 , 116min.
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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.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & 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

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1987 National Board of Review Best Picture Nominated

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