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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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11k
Directed by

Stanley Kubrick

Written by

Michael Herr (Screenplay)
Stanley Kubrick (Screenplay)
Gustav Hasford (Screenplay)

Runtime

117 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Vietnam can kill me, but it can’t make me care.

Cast

Keywords

violence based on novel or book suicide fighting prostitute jungle racism vietnam combat rescue sniper propaganda genocide helicopter journalism discipline platoon sergeant u.s. marine war photographer boot camp infantry recruit war correspondent obstacle course mass grave blanket party

Photos

Lists

#100 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#586 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#457 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Michael Herr Stanley Kubrick Gustav Hasford