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 Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey 31 May 1987 (UK, USA) Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 9 nominations. tt0093058 , Sniper, Propaganda, Vietnam, Recruit, War, Boot Camp, Jungle, Sergeant, Racism, Violence, Genocide, Fighting, Platoon, Combat