Full Metal Jacket
1987, 116 minutes, 4K Digital, R
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey
Distributor: Warner Bros Entertainment
Beginning July 26th, the SNF Parkway celebrates Stanley Kubrick’s would-be 90th birthday with a retrospective of the master filmmaker’s invaluable contributions to the history of cinema. The series will occur twice monthly and will showcase each of the director’s films in turn.
Nominated for the “Best Screenplay” Oscar, Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket is the hard-eged story of an 18-year-old marine recruit named Private Joker (Matthew Modine)—from his carnage-and-machismo boot camp to his climactic involvement in the heavy fighting in Hue during the 1968 Tet Offensive.
R. Lee Ermey received a Golden Globe nomination for his incredibly memorable performance as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman.