Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket is yet another Stanley Kubrick classic. First released in 1987 and focusing on a platoon of U.S. Marines through their boot camp training during the Vietnam war. It really is a film of two halves, with the first being set in the Marine Corps Recruitment Depot, and the second during the Tet offensive, one of the most deadly conflicts of the Vietnam War. Characters such as Joker, Pyle and Gunnery Sergeant Hartman stick long in the memory and helped to make Full Metal Jacket one of the defining films of the Vietnam and of Stanley Kubrick's career.