Full Metal Jacket

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.
Genre: Drama, War
Production: Warner Bros.
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 11 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.3
Metacritic:
76
Rotten Tomatoes:
93%
R
Year:
1987
116 min
118,120 Views


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-f*ck 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!

PYLE gets down on his knees.

HARTMAN:

Now choke yourself!

PYLE places his hands around his throat as if to choke himself.

HARTMAN:

Goddamn it, with my hand, numbnuts!

PYLE reaches for HARTMAN's hand. HARTMAN jerks it away.

HARTMAN:

Don't pull my fucking hand over there! I said choke yourself! Now lean forward and choke yourself!

PYLE leans forward so that his neck rests in HARTMAN's open hand.

HARTMAN chokes PYLE.

PYLE gags and starts to turn red in the face.

HARTMAN:

Are you through grinning?

PYLE:

(barely able to speak) Sir, yes, sir!

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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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