About

Zack Mayo is an aloof, taciturn man who aspires to be a navy pilot. Once he arrives at training camp for his 13-week officer's course, Mayo runs afoul of abrasive, no-nonsense drill Sergeant Emil Foley. Mayo is an excellent cadet, but a little cold around the heart, so Foley rides him mercilessly, sensing that the young man would be prime officer material if he weren't so self-involved. Zack's aff...

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Directed by

Taylor Hackford

Written by

Douglas Day Stewart (Screenplay)

Runtime

124 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Life gave him nothing, except the courage to win...and a woman to love.

Cast

Keywords

love of one's life officer navy

Photos

Lists

#29 on AFI's 100 years...100 passions AFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Oscar for Best Music, Original Song Jack Nitzsche

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen