Release Date: June 26th, 1987
DVD Release Date: June 29th, 1999
R|1 hr 56 min
Stanley Kubrick's take on the Vietnam War follows smart-aleck Private Davis (Matthew Modine), quickly christened "Joker" by his foul-mouthed drill sergeant (R. Lee Ermey), and pudgy Private Lawrence (Vincent D'Onofrio), nicknamed "Gomer Pyle," as they endure the rigors of basic training. Though Pyle takes a frightening detour, Joker graduates to the Marine Corps and is sent to Vietnam as a journalist, covering -- and eventually participating in -- the bloody Battle of Hué.
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Production Co: Natant, Warner Brothers
Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures