Full Metal Jacket

Vietnam can kill me, but it can’t make me care.

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Podcast Release Date:
May 26, 2023

Patron Exclusive Review Episode 80

Too Lively Crew

Stanley Kubrick took almost as long to film Full Metal Jacket as America spent fighting (and losing) the Vietnam War. Will his 1968 Marine Corp recruits find the battlefields of Huy and Da Nang to be a cake walk after surviving the verbal and physical torture of boot camp?  Does joker Matthew Modine use his rifle or his “gun” on all the VC women he encounters? And would Vincent D’Onofrio and R Lee Ermey be decorated with Oscars if they hadn’t been beaten to the screen by Platoon? Your ass belongs to Now Playing when you enlist as a May Patron.

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Movie Details

Patron Exclusives
Stanley Kubrick
1 h 57 min
Release Date
26 June 1987
Drama, War
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.

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