History Film / AnOfficerAndAGentleman

21st Feb '18 5:42:31 PM nombretomado
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** And Gossett had good training; the military adviser for the film was [[RLeeErmey R. Lee Ermey]].

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** And Gossett had good training; the military adviser for the film was [[RLeeErmey R. Lee Ermey]].Creator/RLeeErmey.
7th Dec '17 1:48:37 PM xcountryguy
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: As a general rule, Gunnery Sergeant Foley should be referred to by that rank, or by the accepted informal shorthand "Gunny." In Navy OCS, however, the proper term of address for a drill instructor of any rank is "Sergeant Instructor." The movie gets it wrong in either case by referring to him as simply "Sergeant."

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As a general rule, Gunnery Sergeant Foley should be referred to by that rank, or by the accepted informal shorthand "Gunny." In Navy OCS, however, the proper term of address for a drill instructor of any rank is "Sergeant Instructor." The movie gets it wrong in either case by referring to him as simply "Sergeant."



* AutoErotica

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* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: [[spoiler: It doesn't work though, as Sid was already dead.]]

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* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It doesn't work though, as Sid was already dead.]]



* GoodOlBoy: Sid.

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** Subverted since[[spoiler: Lynette's cheer of Paula in the end is bittersweet as she realizes that she is never leaving her dismal factory life.]]

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** Subverted since[[spoiler: Lynette's since[[spoiler:Lynette's cheer of Paula in the end is bittersweet as she realizes that she is never leaving her dismal factory life.]]



* MilitaryAcademy

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* TheMusical: Coming next November, in Japan, staged by the {{Takarazuka}}.

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* %%* TheMusical: Coming next November, in Japan, staged by the {{Takarazuka}}.{{Takarazuka}}.
%% Refer to a specific date rather than "next November".



* SirSwearsALot: Foley.

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21st Sep '17 7:20:26 AM nightkiller
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*** Although they were excluded from combat, [[http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2014/02/21/40-years-of-women-in-naval-aviation/ Navy women began flying jets in the 1970s.]]
21st Sep '17 7:08:12 AM manofwarb
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** Also, Casey /Seeger would at that time, never been allowed to fly jets, like she wanted to. Women were excluded from flying combat aircraft and serving onboard ships, so Casey would have been relegated to shore based helicopters or patrol planes.
21st Sep '17 7:02:35 AM manofwarb
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Sid resigning from OCS when Lynette insinuates that he knocked her up, is actually quite a foolhardy decision. Had he commissioned into the Navy, then married Lynette, his status as a naval officer would have allowed them to live quite comfortably. They would have received free housing, free healthcare, travel allowances, subsidized groceries at the PX, free on base schooling for the kid, access to the Officers Club, not to mention veterans benefits and size able retirement benefits had he made it to twenty years. The kid would even have access to financial aid for college bound military dependents. Lynette wasn't entirely off base for yelling at him when he quit.
21st Sep '17 6:51:50 AM manofwarb
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** The location of Aviation Officer Candidate School is also wrong. Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, where this movie is set, is in actuality, just a base for anti-submarine patrol airplanes such as the P-3 Orion. Navy OCS is in Newport Rhode Island now, and during that time, the aviation OCS was at Naval Air Station Pensacola in /Florida.



* CPRCleanPrettyReliable

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* CPRCleanPrettyReliableCPRCleanPrettyReliable: [[spoiler: It doesn't work though, as Sid was already dead.]]
12th Jun '17 8:55:02 PM nombretomado
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Earned a Best Supporting Actor AcademyAward and Golden Globe for Gossett...who, it should be noted, had to beat out his co-star Keith, who had also been nominated for the latter award.

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Earned a Best Supporting Actor AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward and Golden Globe for Gossett...who, it should be noted, had to beat out his co-star Keith, who had also been nominated for the latter award.
11th Jan '17 6:48:09 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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Zack Mayo (Gere) is an orphaned loner who grows up to be an emotionally isolated opportunist after his mother commits suicide and his father ignores him. After graduating from college, he joins the Navy in hopes of becoming an Aviator, and enters officer's training under the tutelage of DrillSergeantNasty Emil Foley (Gossett). Despite being warned about the local girls who are looking for potential officers to marry, Zack and his friend Sid Worley (Keith) begin to date two local girls, Paula Pokrifki (Winger) and Lynette Pomeroy (Lisa Blount). Along the way, Zack learns the importance of friends and colleagues.

Earned a Best Supporting Actor AcademyAward and Golden Globe for Gosset... who, it should be noted, had to beat out his co-star Keith, who had also been nominated for the latter award.

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Zack Mayo (Gere) is an orphaned loner who grows up to be an emotionally isolated opportunist after his mother commits suicide and his father ignores him. After graduating from college, he joins the Navy in hopes of becoming an Aviator, aviator, and enters officer's training under the tutelage of DrillSergeantNasty Emil Foley (Gossett). Despite being warned about the local girls who are looking for potential officers to marry, Zack and his friend Sid Worley (Keith) begin to date two local girls, Paula Pokrifki (Winger) and Lynette Pomeroy (Lisa Blount). Along the way, Zack learns the importance of friends and colleagues.

Earned a Best Supporting Actor AcademyAward and Golden Globe for Gosset... Gossett...who, it should be noted, had to beat out his co-star Keith, who had also been nominated for the latter award.
8th Nov '16 3:01:44 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin
2nd Nov '16 4:24:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted. The Navy wouldn't allow shooting at Pensacola, so shooting was done at an abandoned airbase in Washington State. So nothing was done to make anyone believe they were anywhere other than Washington, but rather, attitudes, expressions and slang were modified to make the viewer believe, or at least feel, that you can become a Navy aviator in Washington state.
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