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Full Metal Jacket Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:June 1, 1987

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Herr Best Adapted Screenplay 1987 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stanley Kubrick Best Adapted Screenplay 1987 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gustav Hasford Best Adapted Screenplay 1987 Nominee

Cast

Matthew Modine
as Private Joker/Private J.T. Davis
Adam Baldwin
as Animal Mother
Vincent D'Onofrio
as Leonard Lawrence, Pvt. Gomer Pyle
R. Lee Ermey
as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman
Dorian Harewood
as Eightball
Arliss Howard
as Pvt. Cowboy
Kevin Howard
as Rafterman
Ed O'Ross
as Walter J. Schinoski, Lt. Touchdown
John Terry
as Lt. Lockhart
Kirk Taylor
as Sgt. Payback
Ian Tyler
as Lt. Cleves
Papillon Soo Soo
as Da Nang Hooker
Peter Merrill
as TV Journalist
Keiron Jecchinis
as Crazy Earl
John Stafford
as Doc Jay
Gary Landon Mills
as Donlon
Leanne Hong
as Motorbike Hooker
Gil Kopel
as Stork
Herbert Norville
as Daytona Dave
Bruce Boa
as Colonel Poge
Tim Colceri
as Doorgunner
Sal Lopez
as T.H.E Rock
Chad Dowdell
as Dying Soldier (uncredited)
Tony Smith
as Marine
Dave Perry
as Marine
Michael Williams
as Marine
John Wilson
as Marine
Robert Nichols
as Marine

Crew

Stanley Kubrick
Director
Stanley Kubrick
Producer
Stanley Kubrick
Screenwriter
Michael Herr
Screenwriter
Gustav Hasford
Book Author
Gustav Hasford
Screenwriter
Douglas Milsome
Cinematographer
Caesar White
Songwriter
Domingo Samudio
Songwriter
James B. Harris
Songwriter
Phil Spector
Songwriter
The Rolling Stones
Featured Music
Jeff Barry
Songwriter
Lee Hazlewood
Songwriter
Martin Hunter
Editor
Anton Furst
Production Designer
Keith Pain
Art Director
Les Tomkins
Art Director
Philip Hobbs
Co-producer
Michael Herr
Associate Producer
Jan Harlan
Executive Producer
Stephen Simmonds
Set Designer
Keith Denny
Costume Designer
Edward Tise
Sound/Sound Designer
John Evans
Special Effects
Terry Needham
First Assistant Director
R. Lee Ermey
Consultant/advisor
Leon Vitali
Casting
Jennifer Boost
Makeup
R. Lee Ermey
Technical Advisor
John Evans
Special Effects Supervisor
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