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
The credits at both the beginning and the end of the movie refer to Marines wearing five chevrons as "T/SGT" (Technical Sergeant). However, the Marine Corps discontinued that rank after World War II. At the time this film was made, the correct title for that rank was Gunnery Sergeant. See more
Private Owens! Was the sand flea you killed male or female?
Then this ain't it. Keep looking.
Featured in JAG: Boot
(If'n You Don't) Somebody Else Will
Music by Ray Conniff
Lyrics by Fred Weismantel
Sung by Monica Lewis See more