Full Metal Jacket

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

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Patron Exclusive Review Episode 80

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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

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Original Title
Full Metal Jacket
Full Metal Jacket
Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood, Arliss Howard, Kevyn Major Howard, Ed O'Ross, John Terry, Bruce Boa, Kieron Jecchinis, Jon Stafford, Tim Colceri, Peter Edmund, Kirk Taylor, Ian Tyler, Gary Landon Mills, Sal Lopez, Papillon Soo, Ngoc Le, Tan Hung Francione, Marcus D'Amico, Costas Dino Chimona, Keith Hodiak, Peter Merrill, Herbert Norville, Leanne Hong, Duc Hu Ta, Nguyen Hue Phong, Gil Kopel, Philip Bailey, Robert E. Hartenberger, Steve Hudson, John Curtis, Del Anderson, Chris Maybach, Gary Smith, Michael Anthony Williams, John Wilson, Kevin Albridge, Martin Adams, Louis Barlotti, John Beddows, Patrick Benn, Steve Boucher, Adrian Bush, Gary Cheeseman, Tony Carey, Wayne Clark, Chris Cornibert, Danny Cornibert, John Davis, Harry Davies, Gordon Duncan, Phil Elmer, Colin Elvis, Hadrian Follett, Sean Frank, Vivian Kubrick, Stanley Kubrick, David Palffy, John Ward, David George
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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