Full Metal Jacket

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

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.

Release dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 Canada 26 June 1987
 United States 10 July 1987
 United Kingdom 11 September 1987
 Ireland 11 September 1987
 Sweden 2 October 1987
 Argentina 8 October 1987
 West Germany 8 October 1987
 Finland 9 October 1987
 Italy 9 October 1987
 Portugal 9 October 1987
 Australia 15 October 1987
 Brazil 16 October 1987
 Denmark 16 October 1987
 France 21 October 1987
 Greece 21 October 1987
 Netherlands 29 October 1987
 Uruguay 25 December 1987
 Colombia 28 January 1988
 Peru 25 February 1988
 Japan 19 March 1988
 Taiwan 26 March 1988
 Hong Kong 31 March 1988
 Mexico 28 April 1988
 Spain 2 January 1989
 Turkey 6 October 1995
 South Korea 17 February 1996

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