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Full Metal Jacket: Overview
Director – Stanley Kubrick
Cast – Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Ermey
Genre – War, Drama
Plot – A US Marine observes the dehumanizing effects of the war in Vietnam on his fellow soldiers.
Full Metal Jacket: SC Locations
The graduation of the platoon was shot on Parris Island and includes footage from an actual Marine Corps graduation.
Full Metal Jacket: Fun Facts
Lee Ermey, a former US Marine and Parris Island drill instructor, was first hired by Kubrick as a military technical advisor. Kubrick was so impressed with Ermey's depiction of a drill sergeant during casting session improvisations that he cast Ermey as Sergeant Hartman in the film.
More recently, Lee Ermey has been the host of the History Channel's Mail Call television show.
Since most of the Parris Island boot camp scenes were actually shot on a military base in England, the set there was recreated to authentically resemble the Beaufort locale.