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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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One of the instructors is a real life, U.S. Army HAZMAT disposal/safety video instructor known for the "Sergeant First Class Logan" volumes. See more »

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When the submarine on which the SEALs sail dives, it is shown as an Ohio class missile sub. When it is submerged, it turns into some other sub. Before the team surfaces, it has switched back to an Ohio. See more »

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Master Chief John Urgayle: Pain is your friend, your ally, it will tell you when you are seriously injured, it will keep you awake and angry, and remind you to finish the job and get the hell home. But you know the best thing about pain?
Lt. Jordan O'Neil: Don't know!
Master Chief John Urgayle: It lets you know you're not dead yet!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ashton Kutcher/Gwen Stefani (2005) See more »

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The Future Is a War
Written by Exene Cervenka
Performed by Auntie Christ
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Silly Feminist Fantasy Movie
5 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, it's no surprise that this movie not only lost money but hurt Demi Moore's career in the process.

GI Jane is a ridiculous feminist Propaganda piece that plays make believe that women and men can become functionally equivalent if they just choose to be.

Ridley Scott has a fetish for 'masculinizing' women and the attempt here was to turn poor Demi into the action star equivalent of her then husband Bruce Willis.

The movie is both unrealistic and inaccurate to the point of being little more than a painfully predictable cartoon. The film itself is shot dark and grainy and the dreaded shaky camera sequences are used to imply action.

Nothing more needs to be said than women are not men, sorry Mr. Scott, get over it, and that this movie is an insult to any thinking person who knows BS when they see it.


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