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Born to Kill: "Full Metal Jacket" (1987), a film by Stanley Kubrick

Posted by Theia - Sunday, February 24th, 2013

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«Full Metal Jacket» (also known as "Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket") is an Action/Drama/Thriller/War film directed by Stanley Kubrick, and written by Gustav Hasford, Michael Herr, and Stanley Kubrick, released on June 17 of 1987 in the USA . Matthew Modine and Adam Baldwin are starring, alongside Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood and Kevyn Major Howard.

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During the Vietnam War, a group of new United States Marine Corps recruits arrives at Parris Island for recruit training. After having their heads shaved, they meet their drill instructor, Gunnery Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermey). Hartman, tasked with producing battle-ready Marines, immediately begins abusing his recruits in an attempt to harden them mentally and emotionally. The film focuses its attention on Privates 'Joker' (Matthew Modine) and 'Cowboy' (Arliss Howard), while the overweight and mentally slow Leonard Lawrence (Vincent D'Onofrio), whom Hartman nicknames "Gomer Pyle", draws the wrath of Hartman.

Unresponsive to Hartman's constant discipline, Pyle is paired with Joker. With this help, Pyle begins to improve, but progress is halted when Hartman discovers a jelly doughnut in his foot locker and Hartman punishes the entire platoon. As a result, the platoon hazes Pyle with a "blanket party," pinning him to his bunk with a blanket and beating him with bars of soap [...]

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