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G.I. Jane (1997)

 -  Action | Drama  -  22 August 1997 (USA)
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A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.

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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

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

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22 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Matter of Honor  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 2,108,836 (Germany) (27 February 1998)

Gross:

DEM 5,943,262 (Germany) (13 March 1998)
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Trivia

According to Ridley Scott (while discussing the filming of Matchstick Men (2003)), Sam Rockwell was originally cast in one of the roles and had completed some rehearsals before he became ill/injured and was replaced. See more »

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At the start of training, the troops are standing at attention (around 18 minutes in) and are given the command "Stand Easy". Before troops can stand easy, they must be standing at ease. See more »

Quotes

SEAL Trainees: [sung by trainees] I was lost, In a world of light, I always did what was right, But now I sing a different song, And I found joy in doing wrong, I found a friend in Satan, I found a friend in Satan, I found a friend in Satan.
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Referenced in Ellen: G.I. Ellen (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Mama Told Me Not to Come
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Three Dog Night
Courtesy of MCA Records
By Arrangement with MCA Special Markets and Products
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some good ingredients but doesn't quite hit the mark
8 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

A senior member of the U.S. Senate Arms Committee is critical of the Navy's progress—or lack thereof—in gender neutrality, and wants the full integration of women into all branches of the service. Enter Lieutenant Jordan O'Neil, an intelligence officer handpicked as a test subject for the CRT, a rigorous SEAL training program with a 60% dropout rate for men in the military. Despite all the bureaucratic red tape in Washington, O'Neil is determined not to be shown special treatment and tries to progress through the unrelenting, nearly inhumane training regimen. The setup has potential, Moore is effective in the lead, and Mortensen has an especially intriguing role as her austere Master Chief, but—despite holding your attention for the most part—it all builds to a conventional, contrived, and unsatisfying finale. Highly watchable, but not very compelling considering its promising premise. **½


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