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G.I. Jane (1997)

A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.

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Theodore Hayes (as Daniel Von Bargen)
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Newberry
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When a crusading chairperson of the military budget committee pressures the would be Navy secretary to begin full gender integration of the service, he offers the chance for a test case for a female trainee in the US Navy's elite SEAL/C.R.T. selection program. LT. Jordan O'Neill is given the assignment, but no one expects her to succeed in an inhumanly punishing regime that has a standard 60% dropout rate for men. However, O'Neill is determined to prove everyone wrong. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Lieutenant Jordan O'Neil wanted to join in, everybody else what's her to fail See more »

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Action | Drama | War

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Rated R for language and combat violence | See all certifications »

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22 August 1997 (USA)  »

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A Matter of Honor  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,094,241 (USA) (24 August 1997)

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$48,169,156 (USA)
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The poem cited by Master Chief Urgayle is "Self-Pity" by D.H. Lawrence. See more »

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When O'Neil exits the Hummer upon arriving at base, she closes the door behind her but the door does not latch shut. You can see it swinging back open just as the vehicle is leaving the cameras view. See more »

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Master Chief John Urgayle: The Israelis tried it. Women in combat. Seems men couldn't get used to the sight of women blown open. They'd linger over the wounded females, often trying to save those who obviously couldn't be saved. Often to the detriment of the mission.
Lt. Jordan O'Neil: You were given the Navy Cross right? May I ask what you got it for?
Master Chief John Urgayle: Since it bears on this conversation, I got it for pulling a 240-pound man out of a burning tank.
Lt. Jordan O'Neil: So when a man tries to rescue another man, he's a hero, but if he tries to rescue a woman, ...
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Referenced in Ugly Americans: G.I. Twayne (2011) See more »

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The Future Is a War
Written by Exene Cervenka
Performed by Auntie Christ
Courtesy of Lookout Records
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18 May 2002 | by (Charlotte North By God Carolina) – See all my reviews

I ignored this on it's release and caught flashes of it during it's run on HBO, there were some exciting action sequences and amazing glimpses into the hell that SEAL training requires, but somehow I just couldnt put all the pieces together. It didnt make sense.....until now. I finally watched this movie in it's entirety last night and I am hooked. Whether the film misses the target on it's "statement" is not the point. It's just a good flick. Demi Moore pulls off the roll in convincing style and Viggo Mortenson has his best part as the Master Chief of the SEAL training unit. They have this crazy dynamic between themselves that finally unfolds at the ending, leaving you wishing for just a little more. Solid action film with a great support cast and a perfectly despicable villain played to the hilt by Anne Bancroft as a Senator who compromises GI Jane for her own political gain. Well, at least she tries. I think Demi Moore is one of the most underappreciated talents in recent memory. She has this unique combination of hardass determination and sensitivity that is rare. 9/10


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