Full Metal Jacket script
Synopsis: 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.

COWBOY:

Sir, no, sir!

HARTMAN:

Are you a peter-puffer?

COWBOY:

Sir, no,

sir!

HARTMAN:

I'll bet you're the kind of guy that would

fuck

a person in the ass and not even have the

goddam common

courtesy to give him a reacharound!

I'll be watching you!

Sergeant HARTMAN walks down the line to another

recruit, a tall,

overtweight boy.

HARTMAN:

Did your parents have any

children that lived?

PYLE:

Sir, yes, sir!

HARTMAN:

I'll bet they regret that! You're so ugly you

could be

a modern art masterpiece! What's

your name, fatbody?

PYLE:

Sir, Leonard Lawrence, sir!

HARTMAN:

Lawrence?

Lawrence, what, of Arabia?

PYLE:

Sir, no, sir!

HARTMAN:

That name sounds like royalty! Are you

royalty?

PYLE:

Sir, no, sir!

HARTMAN:

Do you suck dicks?

PYLE:

Sir, no, sir!

HARTMAN:

Bullshit! I'll bet you

could suck a golf ball

through a garden hose!

PYLE:

Sir, no, sir!

HARTMAN:

I don't like the name Lawrence!

Only faggots

and sailors are called Lawrence! From now on

you're Gomer Pyle!

PYLE:

Sir, yes, sir!

PYLE has the

trace of a strange smile on his face.

HARTMAN:

Do you

think I'm cute, Private Pyle? Do you

think I'm funny?

PYLE:

Sir, no, sir!

HARTMAN:

Then wipe that

disgusting grin off your face!

PYLE:

Sir, yes, sir!

HARTMAN:

Well, any fucking time, sweetheart!

PYLE:

Sir, I'm trying, sir.

HARTMAN:

Private Pyle, I'm gonna

give you three

seconds--excactly three fucking seconds--to

wipe

that stupid-looking grin off your face, or

I will gouge out your

eyeballs and skull-fuck

you! One! Two! Three!

PYLE purses his

lips but continues to smile

involuntarily.

PYLE:

Sir,

I can't help it, sir!

HARTMAN:

Bullshit! Get on your

knees, scumbag!

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Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would produce better academic performance, Kubrick's father sent him in 1940 to Pasadena, California, to stay with his uncle, Martin Perveler. Returning to the Bronx in 1941 for his last year of grammar school, there seemed to be little change in his attitude or his results. Hoping to find something to interest his son, Jack introduced Stanley to chess, with the desired result. Kubrick took to the game passionately, and quickly became a skilled player. Chess would become an important device for Kubrick in later years, often as a tool for dealing with recalcitrant actors, but also as an artistic motif in his films. more…

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