Full Metal Jacket

1987 war drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick

Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 British-American war drama movie directed by Stanley Kubrick. It is based on the Gustav Hasford book The Short-Timers. The name of the movie comes from the full-metal jacketed bullets used in the military. The movie follows soldiers who are drafted to fight in the Vietnam War. The story is set in the late 1960s and follows the characters from their time in recruit training and them fighting in the war.

Full Metal Jacket
Directed byStanley Kubrick
Screenplay byStanley Kubrick
Michael Herr
Gustav Hasford
Based onThe Short-Timers by Gustav Hasford
Produced byStanley Kubrick
StarringMatthew Modine
Adam Baldwin
Vincent D'Onofrio
R. Lee Ermey
Dorlan Harewood
Arliss Howard
Kevyn Major Howard
Ed O'Ross
CinematographyDouglas Milsome
Edited byMartin Hunter
Music byAbigail Mead
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release dates
June 26, 1987 (USA)
September 11, 1987 (UK)
Running time
116 minutes
CountriesUnited States
United Kingdom
Budget$16.5-30 million
Box office$120 million

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