Trivia / G. I. Jane

  • Actor Allusion: Director Allusion - two girls in the bar are called Thelma & Louise, which was directed by Ridley Scott.
  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: Often in reviews, its stated that Jordan is attempting to join the Navy SEALs. However, in the film, she's trying to join a fictional Navy special operations team. Although, this is understandable, since the Combined Reconnaissance Team is all too similar to the SEALs. The CRT is fictional, but many in the movie's universe refer to it as a SEAL Team, when in fact it is a combined arms spec ops unit that is made up mostly of SEALs. It's more an expy of the NSW Development Group (known as Team 6) than anything.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Demi Moore buzzed her hair down to the scalp on camera, and worked out religiously to simulate the effects of going through combat training.
  • Enforced Method Acting: Most of the cast endured a boot camp to prepare for their roles. Viggo Mortensen however prepared on his own for months, in order to drum up a natural feeling of resentment among the soldiers.
  • Executive Meddling: An alternate ending was filmed in which Jordan dies saving her Command Master Chief, and after her nationally televised funeral, three other women are shown reporting for CRT training. Even though this ending was more popular with test audiences, Disney execs chose the happier ending.
  • I Am Not Leonard Nimoy: Critics reacted to Jordan's character as if Demi Moore herself was going through what she did. Even on This Very Wiki, posts will refer to Jordan as Demi instead.
  • I Am Not Shazam: Demi Moore's character is not called Jane - she's Jordan O'Neil. 'GI Jane' is a nickname the press has for her.
  • The Other Marty: Sam Rockwell was cast in an unspecified role and went to several rehearsals before he fell ill and had to be replaced.
  • Star-Derailing Role: This was the second under-performing film by Demi Moore, following Striptease. Both helped undermine her reputation, even though critics were pretty warm to her performance in this movie.

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