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Quotations from Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket is a drama war film that follows the life of a platoon of marines during the Vietnam War. The film follows new Marine recruits from their boot camp all the way to their bloody fighting in Hue, Vietnam in 1968. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, and Vincent D'Onofrio. This movie was nominated for the Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Oscar award.

Full Metal Jacket is often said to be the most authentic film about boot camp. Read some quotes from the movie below.


Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Were you born a fat, slimy, scumbag puke piece o' shit, Private Pyle, or did you have to work on it?
Private Joker: The dead know only one thing: it is better to be alive.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: I bet you're the kind of guy that would fuck a person in the ass and not even have the goddamn common courtesy to give him a reach-around. I'll be watching you.
Private Joker: Are those... live rounds?
Private Gomer Pyle: Seven-six-two millimeter. Full. Metal. Jacket.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: What is your major malfunction, numbnuts? Didn't Mommy and Daddy show you enough attention when you were a child?
Private Cowboy: Don't shit me, man!
Private Joker: I wouldn't shit you. You're my favorite turd!
Private Cowboy: You know there's not a single horse in the entire country of Vietnam? There's definitely something wrong with that.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: How tall are you, private?
Private Cowboy: Sir, five-foot-nine, sir.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Five-foot-nine, I didn't know they stacked shit that high.
Private Joker: I wanna slip my tube steak into your sister. What'll you take in trade?
Private Cowboy: What do you got?
Private Joker: A day without blood is like a day without sunshine.
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