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The Daily Movie Quote: Full Metal Jacket

Updated on August 27, 2010
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman leads a basic training drill.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman leads a basic training drill.

"Were you born a fat, slimy, scumbag puke piece o' shit, Private Pyle, or did you have to work on it?" - Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Warner Bros., 116 minutes

Directed By: Stanely Kubrick


Matthew Modine - Pvt. Joker

Adam Baldwin - Animal Mother

Vincent D'Onofrio - Pvt. Pyle

R. Lee Ermey - Gunnery Sergeant Hartman

Domestic Box Office Gross: $45,015,999

Synopsis: One soldiers harsh journey that starts in the Marine Corps basic training and continues in Vietnam during the violent Tet offensive.

Fact: Anthony Michael Hall spent eight months preparing for the roll of Pvt. Joker nut withdrew due to salary and scheduling disputes with Kubrick.

Trivia: Pvt. Jokers real name in the movie is J.T. Davis

Movie Mistake: After Cowboy is hit by the sniper Animal Mother fires wildly and destroys part of the "My Toan" sign. A few seconds later you can see it is intact.

My Take: Full Metal Jacket is one of the better Vietnam movies out there for two reasons; first is that the director is Stanley Kubrick and the second is R. Lee Ermey's portrayal of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. The basic training portion of the film is classic and rich with quotes. Picking out one for this film was a challenge, I had to think about language, sexual content and length. This film is a must if you're a movie fan.

Yesterday's Daily Movie Quote: 40 year Old Virgin


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