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Full Metal Jacket
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Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 07:16 AM UTC
I won't post comments yet. I will say, with confidence, if you haven't seen this, please do. This flick is a pretty raw boned Vietnam story about US Marines at home, well, Parris Island, and overseas in Nam.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 07:18 AM UTC
"What is your major malfunction?" Need I say more?
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Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 11:47 AM UTC
"This is your weapon and this is your gun
This is for fighting and this is for..."

I love this movie.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 12:19 PM UTC
Gunney Hartman: What is your major malfunction, numbnuts? Didn't Mommy and Daddy show you enough attention when you were a child?

Colonel: Marine, what is that button on your body armor?
Joker: A peace symbol, sir.
Colonel: Where'd you get it?
Joker: I don't remember, sir.
Colonel: What is that you've got written on your helmet?
Joker: "Born to Kill," sir.
Colonel: You write "Born to Kill" on your helmet and you wear a peace button. What's that supposed to be, some kind of sick joke?
Joker: No, sir.
Colonel: You'd better get your head and your ass wired together, or I will take a giant sh*t on you.
Joker: Yes, sir.
Colonel: Now answer my question or you'll be standing tall before the man.
Joker: 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?
Joker: Our side, sir.
Colonel: Don't you love your country?
Joker: Yes, sir.
Colonel: Then how about getting with the program? Why don't you jump on the team and come on in for the big win?
Joker: Yes, sir.
Colonel: Son, all I've ever asked of my Marines is that they obey my orders as they would the word of God. We are here to help the Vietnamese, because inside every gook there is an American trying to get out. It's a hardball world, son. We've gotta keep our heads until this peace craze blows over.
Joker: Aye-aye, sir.

Pvt Joker: I wanted to meet stimulating and interesting people of an ancient culture, and kill them. I wanted to be the first kid on my block to get a confirmed kill.



I also love this movie ....

.... too many great lines ... we ought to post the whole script. Ermey forgot my favorite line from a drill sergeant whe I was in Basic: "I don't know where you think you are, but you ain't there."
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Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 04:08 PM UTC
"Is that you John Wayne?"
and who could forget...
"If they run, they're VC, if they stand still, they're well disciplined VC!"

That movie had the best lines of any movie Ive ever seen.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 05:01 PM UTC
I love the music in this movie, especially These boots are made for walkin', performed by Nancy Sinatra. This song that I'd ever heard in Nam at the end of the sixties.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 05:02 PM UTC
AHHH the movie that introduced us to Emery. What a classic


M--I--C--K--E--Y----M--O--U--S--E
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Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 06:18 PM UTC
did you know that the basic training scenes were shot at Bassingborne in the UK have a look next time you can see the raod makings for driving on the left hand side also :-) also the city at the end was an old factory in the east end of London. I think the helos were from the UK repainted wessex's
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Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 03:05 AM UTC
Yea, it was definitely not South Carolina. lol

Actually this was the second time we saw Ermey, but this is the movie everyone knows him from because he was the star of the boot camp scenes. He was also a DI in Boys in Company C, another funny flick with some good lines and a weird storyline.

"I'm dripping like a good humor in July" lol

Another good one to see if you like Ermey is "The Siege of Firebase Gloria" with B movie icon, Wings Hauser. An enjoyable flick with some great action.
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Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 09:57 AM UTC
Actually, if you look closely, you'll see R. Lee as one of the chopper pilots flying Robert Duvall's Huey in Apocalypse Now. You have to really pay attention because he only has a small role, but he's there.
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Posted: Friday, July 23, 2004 - 03:55 AM UTC
I love that movie It must contain the worlds most famous prostitute.did anyone see south park when Cartman turned into her, me and my son were in Hysterics. I used to watch them filming the battle scenes it was shot just up the road from where i live( amazing where you can go when your in a police uniform).
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Posted: Friday, July 23, 2004 - 04:55 AM UTC
If you like R. Lee Ermey, you need to check out his site. Don't skip the animated intro!

http://www.rleeermey.com

:-)
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Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 07:22 AM UTC
It kinda corroborated this documentary I watched about the USMC in addition to that Guided Tour Tom Clancy wrote about the Marines that DI's like Ermey's character are no longer around.

But to hear the tune of the USMC hymn sure gets me all sentimental.

As my leatherneck cousin would say, Semper Fi, Do or Die, Gung Ho, Gung Ho, Gung Ho!
earwig61
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Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 11:21 AM UTC
Wow Hollowpoint, what more could we ask for, all those great FMJ quotes. I sure appreciate the Ermey website! There are Marines like him around, just mother's and "girlie boys" of America and alot of misguided brass keeping them down! I only mean that our softening society has somewhat affected the Corps, and its legendary training. This is a big booboo, yoohoo. By the grace of God, The Marines still manage to get em trained.....I remember viewing FMJ right outside Parris Island with my wife and another DI couple. The silence was so errie in that theater when private Pyle plugged SDI Hartman. While visiting my buddy at college, laughter ERUPTED in the campus theator following that same exact scene. I saw things crystal clear after that and still do. I think I'll jump over to Ermey's site and listen to something patriotic, see ya.