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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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Storyline

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)  »

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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

Ridley Scott:  [ceiling fan]  There is a large ceiling fan in the cabin during SERE training. See more »

Goofs

Trainees that pass hell week are issued brown t-shirts to make it clear that they now passed it. In the newspaper photo, O'Neill and the others still wear white-shirts, which shows that they haven't completed hell week. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Jordan O'Neil: [commenting on the special standard for her training] I mean really sir, why don't you just issue me a pink petticoat to wear around the base?
C.O. Salem: Did you just have a brain fart, Lieutenant?
Lt. Jordan O'Neil: Begging your pardon, sir?
C.O. Salem: Did you just waltz in here and bark at your commanding officer? Because if you did, I would call that a bona fide brain fart, and I resent it when people FART inside my office!
Lt. Jordan O'Neil: I think you've resented me from the start, sir.
C.O. Salem: What I resent, Lieutenant, is some politician using my base as...
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References Paths of Glory (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

The Homecoming
Written by Chrissie Hynde
Produced by Trevor Horn
Performed by The Pretenders
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd./
Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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Hoo-yah!
27 June 1999 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Demi Moore shines with shiners and a bit more in an often brutal film about the first woman to enter the elite Navy SEALS training. While some scenes in the movie, such as the confusing end battle, seem a little out of place (exactly who were the trainees fighting?) the film moves along with startling pace and precision. Moore, who as everyone knows shaved her head for the role of Jordan O'Neill, is tough but feminine and internally vulnerable as a woman scorned by her male teammates. The most violent scene in the film comes during the survival exercise in which O'Neill is bashed around by the Master Chief. It's gruesome but necessary, and O'Neill earns her fellow trainees' support during the ordeal.


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