Full Metal Jacket (1987)

 Rated R for a few instances of spittle-spewing bad language.

The 68th episode of the Next 100 Project has Stanley Kubrick taking us to Boot Camp & then Vietnam. The picture expertly examines the hypocrisies of ‘Nam, where humanity is cheap. It remains a disturbing film, even if so much of R. Lee Ermey’s much-imitated bullying performance feels cliched now. Fascinations abound. Before you plug in your earbuds and clean the head, load up on Sparkplug Coffee!


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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

1987 U.S. Box Office

1987 in film

Links to: Apocalypse Now and An Officer And A Gentleman and Platoon and A Few Good Men

Our podcasts of other Kubrick movies: Spartacus and Dr. Strangelove and 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange and The Shining and Paths Of Glory

YouTube links: Hartman meets the recruits and Pyle gets a Code Red and Gomer Pyle gunning in The Head and “we got the sniper”

Previously on the Next 100 Project: Sweet Smell Of Success

July 17th on the Next 100 Project: Hairspray