Full Metal Jacket
Friday, August 12
Film is $5.00
Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to screening
One rifle, one gun. One for killing, one for fun.
Full Metal Jacket (1987) is a war film by Stanley Kubrick, based on the novel The Short-Timers by Gustav Hasford. It stars Matthew Modine and Vincent D’Onofrio. Kubrick’s return to filmmaking after a seven-year hiatus, this film crystallizes the experience of the Vietnam War by concentrating on a group of raw Marine volunteers. The film’s first half details the volunteers’ harrowing boot-camp training under the profane, power-saw guidance of drill instructor Sgt. Hartman (R. LEE ERMEY, a real-life drill instructor whose performance is one of the most terrifyingly realistic on record). Part two takes place in Nam, as seen through the eyes of the now thoroughly indoctrinated marines. Ironically, Full Metal Jacket was filmed almost entirely in England.. The film title refers to the full metal jacket bullet used by infantry riflemen.