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FULL METAL JACKET

FULL METAL JACKET

  • Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  • Starring Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio
  • 1987 | 116mins | U.K., USA | (15)

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.