Full Metal Jacket

Released Date
June 26, 1987
Distributor
Warner Bros.
Genre
Drama
Rating
R
Budget
$30,000,000
Worldwide Gross
Domestic Gross + International Gross = Worldwide Gross
$46,357,676 + $0 = $46,357,676
63

Matthew Modine

as Private/Sergeant James T.

1944-2018

R Lee Ermey

as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman

60

Adam Baldwin

as Sergeant

63

Vincent D'Onofrio

as Private Leonard

72

Dorian Harewood

as Corporal

67

Arliss Howard

as Private/Sergeant Robert

About Full Metal Jacket

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

About

Stanley Kubrick directed film about the dehumanizing nature of the Vietnam War. The film earned Kubrick the Director of the Year award from the London Critics Circle Film Awards in 1988. 

Trivia

Kubrick co-wrote the script for the film with Vietnam War veterans Michael Herr and Gustav Hasford. Herr's memoir book Dispatches, released in 1977, was used as an inspiration for the film.