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.

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  1. Gustav Hasford

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. Stanley Kubrick

    Director, Screenplay

  3. Michael Herr


Top Billed Cast

  1. Matthew Modine

    Matthew Modine

    Pvt. Joker

  2. Adam Baldwin

    Adam Baldwin

    Animal Mother

  3. Vincent D'Onofrio

    Vincent D'Onofrio

    Pvt. Pyle

  4. R. Lee Ermey

    R. Lee Ermey

    Gny. Sgt. Hartman

  5. Dorian Harewood

    Dorian Harewood


  6. Arliss Howard

    Arliss Howard

    Pvt. Cowboy

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 56m

Budget $17,000,000.00

Revenue $46,357,676.00

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Release Information

  • June 26, 1987
    R, Theatrical (limited)
  • July 10, 1987
    R, Theatrical
  • November 6, 2001
    R, Physical
  • September 5, 2006
    R, Physical



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