Full Metal Jacket

(1987)

Genres: Drama, War

David Poland: Stanley Kubrick

About Full Metal Jacket

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Marine recruits (including Matthew Modine and Vincent D'Onofrio) endure the grueling ordeal of basic training and later face the unrelenting Viet Cong during the 1968 Tet Offensive in this grim Stanley Kubrick drama, based on a novel by Gustav Hasford. One of the most authentic depictions of warfare ever put on the big screen, the film teems with howling madness, stark images and troubling questions about duty, honor and sacrifice.

Cast: Matthew Modine, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood, Ed O'Ross, Adam Baldwin, Arliss Howard, Kevyn Major Howard, John Terry, Kieron Jecchinis, Kirk Taylor, Tim Colceri, Jon Stafford, Bruce Boa, Ian Tyler

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Release Year: 1987

Length: 117 minutes

Rating: R

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