Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket

  • R
  • 1987
  • 116 min
  • UK, USA
  • drama, war

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Screenwriters: Michael Herr, Stanley Kubrick, Gustav Hasford

Stars: Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio

Intense, tightly constructed, and darkly comic at times, Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket may not boast the most original of themes, but it is exceedingly effective at communicating them.


  • Stanley Kubrick
    Stanley Kubrick

    Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 - March 7, 1999) was an American film director, writer, producer, and photographer who lived in England during most of the last four decades of his career. Kubrick was noted for the scrupulous care with which he chose his subjects, his slow method of working, the variety of genres he worked in, his technical perfectionism, and his reclusiveness about...

Main Cast


Producer: Stanley Kubrick

Editor: Martin Hunter

Casting: Leon Vitali, Marion Dougherty, Jane Feinberg, Nguyen Thi My Chau, Mike Fenton

Director Of Photography: Douglas Milsome

Original Music Composer: Vivian Kubrick

Costume Design: Keith Denny

Executive Producer: Jan Harlan

Associate Producer: Michael Herr

Production Design: Anton Furst


Tagline: Vietnam can kill me, but it can't make me care.

Genres: drama, war

Certificate: R

Categories: vietnam war, marine base, training camp, war violence, sniper, platoon, ak 47, target practice, anti war, u.s. marine, boot camp, sergeant, discipline


Year: 1987

Runtime: 116 min

Country: UK, USA

Language: English, Vietnamese

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Sound Mix: Mono