Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket

A FILM BY: Stanley Kubrick
WRITTEN BY: Stanley Kubrick (screenplay by), Michael Herr (screenplay by)
STARRING: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio

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.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1987
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 116 mins
Format: 35mm