The Joker
Jack Nicholson as "The Joker" in Batman (1989):
I now do what other people only dream. I make art until someone dies. See? I am the world's first fully functioning homicidal artist.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
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Full Metal Jacket - Theatrical release poster
Theatrical release poster
Tagline: In Vietnam the wind doesn't blow, it sucks.
Genres: Drama | War
Released: 17 June 1987 (Beverly Hills, California - premiere)
Length: 116 min
Rating: 8 out of 10 8 /10
  • A war movie classic.
  • R. Lee Ermey as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman is one of the most rememorable characters ever!
"Full Metal Jacket" joins "The Deer Hunter," "Apocalypse Now" and "Platoon" on the frontline of powerful films about the Vietnam War. Cinematic genius Stanley Kubrick ("A Clockwork Orange," "The Shining"), awarded Best Director by the London Film Critics Circle, traces a young Marine's (Matthew Modine, "Pacific Heights," "And the Band Played On") odyssey from dehumanizing boot camp to the bloody terror of the Tet Offensive. Co-starring Vincent D'Onofrio ("The Player"), Arliss Howard ("Tequila Sunrise"), Adam Baldwin ("Serenity"), Dorian Harewood ("Pacific Heights") and adding true grit to the Marines' basic training, a powerhouse performance by real-life former drill instructor R. Lee Ermey (the "Toy Story" movies). Adapted from Gustav Hasford's story "The Short Timers" by Hasford, Michael Herr and Kubrick.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman
Are you quitting on me? Well, are you? Then quit, you slimy fucking walrus-looking piece of shit! Get the fuck off of my obstacle! Get the fuck down off of my obstacle! NOW! MOVE IT! Or I'm going to rip your balls off, so you cannot contaminate the rest of the world! I will motivate you, Private Pyle, IF IT SHORT-DICKS EVERY CANNIBAL ON THE CONGO!
Private Joker
The dead know only one thing: it is better to be alive.
Crazy Earl
These are great days we're living, bros. We are jolly green giants, walking the Earth with guns. These people we wasted here today are the finest human beings we will ever know. After we rotate back to the world, we're gonna miss not having anyone around that's worth shooting.
Private Joker
Private Gomer Pyle
Are those... live rounds?Seven-six-two millimeter. Full metal jacket.
Private Joker
[last lines][voice-over] My thoughts drift back to erect nipple wet dreams about Mary Jane Rottencrotch and the Great Homecoming Fuck Fantasy. I am so happy that I am alive, in one piece and short. I'm in a world of shit... yes. But I am alive. And I am not afraid.
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