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Rated R · 116 minutes · 1987

Drama, War
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.
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Gustav Hasford, Michael Herr and Stanley Kubrick
Producer: Jan Harlan, Michael Herr, Philip Hobbs and Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Ermey, Dorian Harewood, Arliss Howard, Kevyn Major Howard and Ed O'Ross

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Portland Mercury I'm Staying Home Full Metal Jacket hits the Laurelhurst. Here are some more war movies for your, uh, enjoyment? by Jamie S. Rich 04/07/2011

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