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.

Full Metal Jacket

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Film Info

Stanley Kubrick, 1987, US, 116 minutes, R

Genre: War
Cast Members: Matthew Modine, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey
Writer: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Gustav Hasford
Writer: Michael Herr