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Release Date: June 26th, 1987

DVD Release Date: June 29th, 1999

R|1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood, Arliss Howard, Kevyn Major Howard, Ed O'Ross

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Genres: Historical drama, War

Production Co: Natant, Warner Brothers

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: 1960s, Murder, Fall, Transformation, Rise, Dark, Quest

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Nominated Achievement in Special Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)