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FULL METAL JACKET (1987)

A film by Stanley Kubrick.
Cast :Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey and Vincent D’Onofrio
A two-segment look at the effect of the military mindset and war itself on Vietnam era Marines. The first half follows a group of recruits in boot camp under the command of the punishing Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. The second half shows one of those recruits, Joker, covering the war as a correspondent for Stars and Stripes, focusing on the Tet offensive.

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