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Full Metal Jacket

1987 - R - 1:56
Warner Home Video
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Matthew Modine
Adam Baldwin
Vincent D'Onofrio
R. Lee Ermey
Dorian Harewood
Arliss Howard
Kevyn Major Howard
Ed O'Ross

A superb ensemble cast falls in for action in Stanley Kubrick's brilliant saga about the Vietnam War and the dehumanizing process that turns people into trained killers. Joker (Matthew Modine), Animal Mother (Adam Baldwin), Gomer Pyle (Vincent D'Onofrio), Eightball (Dorian Harewood), Cowboy (Arliss Howard) and more - all are plunged into a boot-camp hell pitbulled by a leatherlung D.I. (R. Lee Ermey) who views the would-be devil dogs as grunts, maggots or something less. "Lee, I want it real," Kubrick told Ermey at the outset of filming. "I wouldn't give it to you any other way," the ex-Marine sergeant responded. The action is savage, the story unsparing, the dialogue spiked with scathing humor. Full Metal Jacket, from its rigors of basic training to its nightmare of combat in Hue City, scores a cinematic direct hit. Based on the novel "The Short-Timers" by Gustav Hasford.

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