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Full Metal Jacket 1987

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue...

Release Date:
July 10, 1987
Duration:
116 min
Director:
Stanley Kubrick ...
Cast:
John Wilson, Dorian Harewood, Herbert Norville, Bruce Boa, Peter Edmund, Michael Williams, Vivian Kubrick, Adam Baldwin, Ed O'Ross, Vincent D'Onofrio, Sal Lopez, John Terry, Gary Smith, R. Lee Ermey, Bill Thompson, Papillon Soo, Matthew Modine, Jon Stafford, Kirk Taylor, David Palffy, Arliss Howard, Gary Landon Mills, David Perry, Tim Colceri, Kevyn Major Howard, Kieron Jecchinis, Ian Tyler, Ngoc Le, Leanne Hong, Tan Hung Francione, Marcus D'Amico, Costas Dino Chimona, Gil Kopel, Keith Hodiak, Peter Merrill, Nguyen Hue Phong, Duc Hu Ta, Martin Adams, Kevin Albridge, Del Anderson, Philip Bailey, Louis Barlotti, John Beddows, Patrick Benn, Steve Boucher, Adrian Bush, Tony Carey, Gary Cheeseman, Wayne Clark, Chris Cornibert, Danny Cornibert, John Curtis, John Davis, Harry Davies, Kevin Day, Gordon Duncan, Phil Elmer, Colin Elvis, Hadrian Follett, Sean Frank, David George, Laurie Gomes, Brian Goodwin, Nigel Goulding, Tony Hague, Steve Hands, Chris Harris, Bob Eric Hart, Derek Hart, Barry Hayes, Tony Hayes, Robin Hedgeland, Duncan Henry, Kenneth Head, Liam Hogan, Trevor Hogan, Luke Hogdal, Steve Hudson, Tony Howard, Sean Lamming, Dan Landin, Tony Leete, Nigel Lough, Terry Lowe, Frank McCardle, Gary Meyer, Brett Middleton, David Milner, Sean Minmagh, Tony Minmagh, John Morrison, Russell Mott, John Ness, Robert Nichols, Peter Rommely, Pat Sands, Jim Sarup, Chris Maybach, Al Simpson, Russell Slater, Roger Smith, Tony Smith, Anthony Styliano, Mike Turjansky, Dan Weldon, Dennis Wells, John Wonderling, Stanley Kubrick, John Ward, Michael Anthony Williams, David Perry, Bill Thompson ...
Genres:
Drama, Action, War ...
Countries:
UK, USA

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@slumsofsouthmo. haha yeah very good one, a must see classic!! i rewatch it all the time, if some people haven't seen it yet, they definately missing something!!
I love FMJ it's one of the best movies I've ever seen. If you haven't watched it you should. The first time I viewed it I was 7 and I sneaked it into Sunday school and well since I was the only child there I kicked it on. About 10 minuets in I was busted and trust me my ass paid for that stunt.
I could feel their eyes condemning my ass to hell.
Great Kubrick classic, if you like cinema you have to watch it...that's it
10/10
A super good movie
A Classic in its own Right. No review can describe how great this Movie really is, Seeing is Believing !!
Let me see your war face!!
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(Note: I originally gave this film a 5/10, but recently re-viewed it and enjoyed it a lot more. New thoughts will be coming soon).
:fresh: The movie keeps u hooked till the end.
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Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, Drill Instructor: How tall are you, private?
Private Cowboy: Sir, five-foot-nine, sir.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, Drill Instructor: Five-foot-nine, I didn't know they stacked shit that high.

If there is a film with lots of shit, then it has to be Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket. Shit is, at its core, its prime subject; it's what the film revolves around and the people it deals with are full of it. Full Metal Jacket provides us with a world of shit. After all, this is partly true -- we do live in a world of shit. Everywhere, no matter where you look at, is shit. The soldiers' lives are worthless -- "Were you born worthless, or did you have to work at it?" screams Sergeant Hartman at one point -- and the Vietnam War is shit, too, but at least they're doing it for a cause. Despite this world of shit that Full Metal Jacket talks about, its ultimate message is somewhat optimistic -- and true, as well. Kubrick shows little empathy towards his characters -- while his films are known for their emotional detachment and bleakness, Full Metal Jacket is rather different, in the sense that not even the viewer can truly feel for the characters. Is it Kubrick's directing style or did he do it deliberately? Either way, I felt that the soldiers were treated, both by the director and the sergeant, as just that: shit.

Kubrick shows his genius in one of the most shapeless and somewhat misunderstood films of his career by portraying the harsh realities of war like few directors had ever done up until that point. Apocalypse Now and Platoon had told us the now clich
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