Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket

A Marine and his companions endure basic training under a sadistic drill sergeant.

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Full Metal Jacket


War, Historical drama116 Mins1987R

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.


  • Dark
  • Disturbing
  • Raw
  • Gripping
  • Frightening
  • Sad