Full Metal Jacket

TitleFull Metal Jacket
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1987
AuthorsKubrick, Stanley
Running Time2h 56m
Date Released07/1987
DistributorWarner Bros., Columbia-Cannon-Warner
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 war film directed, co-written, and produced by Stanley Kubrick. An American soldier experiences the dehumanization of war from military training to the Tet Offensive in the Vietnam War. At Paris Island, new recruits encounter physical and emotional trauma as they become U.S. Marines. One escapes war through a journalism assignment, but he, too, becomes morally conflicted when faced with sniper fire. The crew included Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio and Adam Baldwin.


Matthew Modine

Adam Baldwin

Vincent D'Onofrio

Lee Ermey

Dorian Harewood

Arliss Howard

Kevyn Major Howard

Ed O'Ross

John Terry


directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick

screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, Michael Herr, and Gustav Hasford

cinematography, Douglas Milsome

production designer, Anton Furst

original music by Abigail Mead

editor, Martin Hunter

costume designer, Keith Denny

art directors, Rod Stratfold, Les Tomkins, Keith Pain

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