Title: Full Metal Jacket
Language: English, Vietnamese
Country: UK, USA
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.
Stanley Kubrick (screenplay by), Michael Herr (screenplay by), Gustav Hasford (screenplay by), Gustav Hasford (based on the novel "The Short Timers" by)