History Film / FullMetalJacket

11th Mar '17 3:32:00 PM nombretomado
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** MickeyMouse is referred to at the end of both segments. At the end of the boot camp segment, Gunny Hartman yells "What is this Mickey Mouse shit." At the end of the Vietnam segment, the Marines are singing the theme song to ''TheMickeyMouseClub'' as they march away from the burning city of Hue. Also a FreezeFrameBonus: look toward the background of Lt. Lockhart's office at the right time and guess what you'll see? Figurines of Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

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** MickeyMouse is referred to at the end of both segments. At the end of the boot camp segment, Gunny Hartman yells "What is this Mickey Mouse shit." At the end of the Vietnam segment, the Marines are singing the theme song to ''TheMickeyMouseClub'' ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'' as they march away from the burning city of Hue. Also a FreezeFrameBonus: look toward the background of Lt. Lockhart's office at the right time and guess what you'll see? Figurines of Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
25th Feb '17 5:21:03 PM TrollBrutal
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* TaughtByExperience: Cowboy knows better than to try recovering the wounded Marines shot by the sniper because he knows from experience that the sniper is just trying to lure them into the line of fire one by one. [[MilitaryMaverick Animal Mother]], on the other hand, just doesn't care. After all, his best friends are getting shot up.
25th Feb '17 4:56:33 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler: Corporal Eightball]] is the one sent to do recon and the first to be gunned down by the sniper. He's [[GenreSavvy helplessly aware of the trope]].

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler: Corporal Eightball]] is the one sent to do recon and the first to be gunned down by the sniper. He's [[GenreSavvy helplessly aware of the trope]].trope.



* GenreSavvy: Cowboy knows better than to try recovering the wounded Marines shot by the sniper because he knows from experience that the sniper is just trying to lure them into the line of fire one by one. [[MilitaryMaverick Animal Mother]], on the other hand, though not GenreBlind, just doesn't care. After all, his best friends are getting shot up.
** Joker handles [[spoiler: Pyle's breakdown]] ''decidedly'' better than [[spoiler: [[TooDumbToLive Hartman]]]] does. [[spoiler: Calling Pyle by his real name (Leonard) is probably what spares him a similar fate since Pyle has his gun pointed at Joker up until that point.]]
26th Dec '16 3:35:59 PM KingLyger
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-->'''Hartman''': The more you hate me, the more you will learn.

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-->'''Hartman''': The Because I am hard! You will not like me! But the more you hate me, the more you will learn.



* ArtisticLicenseBasicTraining: A few examples.

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* ArtisticLicenseBasicTraining: A few examples.ArtisticLicenseBasicTraining:
** Hartman refers to the new soldiers as "Private [Name]", when it should be "Recruit [Name]". Recruit is a soldier's title while in basic training; private is the rank they earn once they graduate from it.



** RLeeErmey, formerly a real-life DrillSergeantNasty, once said in an interview, that a drill instructor would never slap, choke or punch a recruit (at least openly), even back in his day as a young Marine. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman is also far more verbally abusive in the movie than what is permitted in real life.

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** RLeeErmey, Creator/RLeeErmey, formerly a real-life DrillSergeantNasty, once said in an interview, that a drill instructor would never slap, choke or punch a recruit (at least openly), recruit, even back in his day as a young Marine. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman is also far more verbally abusive in the movie than what is permitted in real life.



** Ermey, in an interview, once recalled that story and pointed out that any DI who ever tried something like that would never have been able to command respect among his recruits again.

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** Ermey, in an interview, once recalled that story and pointed out that any DI who ever tried something like that what Hartman did would never have been able to command respect among his recruits again.



* [[BreakTheCutie Break the Fatty]]: Private Gomer Pyle gets it worse than the rest of the recruits due to being overweight and mentally slow, most of it at the hands of the original DrillSergeantNasty. The worst of it comes when [[spoiler: the other recruits, pissed off after the entire platoon was punished due to Hartman finding a jelly doughnut in Pyle's foot locker, throw him a blanket party by pinning him to his bunk with a blanket and beating the crap out of him with bars of soap wrapped in bath towels]]. All this eventually leads to [[spoiler:his psychotic breakdown, his murder of Hartman and his ultimate suicide]].

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* [[BreakTheCutie Break the Fatty]]: BreakTheCutie: Private Gomer Pyle gets it worse than the rest of the recruits due to being overweight and mentally slow, most of it at the hands of the original DrillSergeantNasty. The worst of it comes when [[spoiler: the other recruits, pissed off after the entire platoon was punished due to Hartman finding a jelly doughnut in Pyle's foot locker, throw him a blanket party by pinning him to his bunk with a blanket and beating the crap out of him with bars of soap wrapped in bath towels]]. All this eventually leads to [[spoiler:his psychotic breakdown, his murder of Hartman and his ultimate suicide]].



* BrokenRecord: ''"Shoot..me...shoot...me..."''

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* BrokenRecord: ''"Shoot.."Shoot..me... shoot...me..."''"



-->'''Joker''': How can you shoot women and children?
-->'''Door gunner''': Easy. You just don't lead 'em so much.

--> '''Joker''': (About sporting a peace button while having 'Born to Kill' written on his helmet) I think I was trying to suggest something about the duality of man, sir.
--> '''Colonel''': The what?
--> '''Joker''': The duality of man. The Jungian thing, sir.
--> '''Colonel''': Whose side are you on, son?

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-->'''Joker''': How can you shoot women and children?
-->'''Door
children?\\
'''Door
gunner''': Easy. You just don't lead 'em so much.

--> '''Joker''': (About sporting a peace button while having 'Born to Kill' written on his helmet) I think I was trying to suggest something about the duality of man, sir.
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sir.\\
'''Colonel''': The what?
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what?\\
'''Joker''': The duality of man. The Jungian thing, sir.
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sir.\\
'''Colonel''': Whose side are you on, son?


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* NoAntagonist: Though Gunnery Sergeant Hartman is the original DrillSergeantNasty, [[spoiler:and the Vietnamese sniper is the final opponent that Joker and company have to face]], the situation itself is what's so terrible, rather than any one single entity..
19th Dec '16 1:09:05 PM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: London for both Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and for Vietnam.
14th Dec '16 4:27:13 AM 06tele
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* LittleMissBadass: [[spoiler: The sniper. Deconstructed in that, once the marines get their shit together, it doesn't really take a whole lot for them to turn the tables on her.]]

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* LittleMissBadass: [[spoiler: The sniper. Deconstructed in that, once the marines get their shit together, it doesn't really take a whole lot for them to turn the tables on her. Having said that, Rafterman shoots her with an entire clip and she's still not dead; nor does she beg for mercy, but stares them down and tells them to finish her off.]]
26th Nov '16 3:12:37 PM GrecoRomanGuy
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* DeepSouth: Invoked by Gunny Hartman when he gives Cowboy his nickname, saying "Only steers and queers come from Texas."

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* DeepSouth: Invoked by Gunny Hartman when he gives Cowboy his nickname, saying "Only steers and queers come from Texas.""[[note]] AND YOU DON'T LOOK LIKE A STEER TO ME, SO THAT KINDA NARROWS IT DOWN! [[/note]]
21st Nov '16 12:40:29 PM Blackbison01
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Definitely not to be confused with ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' or ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''

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Definitely not to be confused with ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' or ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''
''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''[[note]] Though the spin-off of the latter, ''Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu'' does make references to this film. [[/note]]
12th Nov '16 4:47:46 PM nombretomado
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** Joker references actor JohnWayne during both segments. First in the boot camp segment, in his very first line in the film, when he says out loud and in Wayne's voice, after Gunny Hartman's opening speech, "Is that you, John Wayne? Is this me?". He repeats the line later during the Vietnam segment, while the Marines are being filmed while going into Hue to take the city back from the NVA.

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** Joker references actor JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne during both segments. First in the boot camp segment, in his very first line in the film, when he says out loud and in Wayne's voice, after Gunny Hartman's opening speech, "Is that you, John Wayne? Is this me?". He repeats the line later during the Vietnam segment, while the Marines are being filmed while going into Hue to take the city back from the NVA.



** Joker's fondness of JohnWayne. His "pilgrim" imitation comes from ''Film/TheManWhoShotLibertyValance''.

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** Joker's fondness of JohnWayne.Creator/JohnWayne. His "pilgrim" imitation comes from ''Film/TheManWhoShotLibertyValance''.
31st Oct '16 10:19:24 PM Pallo
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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Hartman reacts to Pyle taking a jelly donut by... forcing him to eat while everyone else does pushups (he does so nearly crying... [[spoiler: but goes on to actually do that when they respond by tying him down to his bunk and beating him with bars of soap).]]

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Hartman reacts to Pyle taking a jelly donut by... forcing him to eat while everyone else does pushups (he does so nearly crying... [[spoiler: but goes on to actually do that when they respond by tying him down to his bunk and beating beat him with bars of soap).]]



* ImprovisedWeapon: When Leonard shows that he's not quite making the cut in boot, even under Joker's tutelage, the recruits each wrap their soap bars into a towel, making what's essentially a low-end blackjack. One recruit gags Leonard with a towel, and the rest quickly take turns hitting Leonard once apiece, except Joker, who hesitates and then furiously hits Leonard several times. Joker was the one who wasboth trying desperately to get Leonard to get up to snuff, and failed to motivate him to do so.

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* ImprovisedWeapon: When Leonard shows that he's not quite making the cut in boot, even under Joker's tutelage, the recruits each wrap their soap bars into a towel, making what's essentially a low-end blackjack. One recruit Cowboy gags Leonard with a towel, pair of socks, a few others hold him down with the help of a blanket, and the rest quickly take turns hitting Leonard once apiece, Leonard, except Joker, who hesitates and then furiously hits Leonard several times. Joker was the one who wasboth was trying desperately to get Leonard to get up to snuff, and failed to motivate him to do so.
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