Gunnery Sergeant Jim Moore is one of the toughest Drill Instructors on Parris Island. But he's got a thorn in his side: Pvt. Owens, who always seems to foul up when the pressure's on. Convinced that "there's a man underneath that baby powder," Sgt. Moore drives Owens to the point of desertion. Making things worse, Capt. Anderson has given Moore three days to make the scared private into Marine material, "or I'll personally cut the lace off his panties and ship him out!" Adding to the pressure, Moore also juggles a budding romance with a shop girl. Written by
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This is T/SGT. Jim Moore, toughest of the tough-guy Drill Instructors. One of the most powerful of all screen performances.
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Many real-life Marines are extras in the movie. See more
Movie opens with wrongly punctuated close-up of a Marine plaque with the phrase "Let's be damned sure that no man's ghost will ever say - "If your training program had only done it's job." Correct punctuation is "its". See more
I have a headache, sir.
You don't have a headache. Only your Drill Instructor is allowed to have headaches. I have 72 of them.
References Kitty Foyle
(If'n You Don't) Somebody Else Will
Music by Ray Conniff
Lyrics by Fred Weismantel
Sung by Monica Lewis See more