Full Metal Jacket

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.
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Credits

Director:

  • Stanley Kubrick

Cast:

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

Writers:

  • Gustav Hasford
  • Michael Herr
  • Stanley Kubrick

Producers:

  • Jan Harlan
  • Michael Herr
  • Philip Hobbs
  • Stanley Kubrick

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