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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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Newberry
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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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Failure is not an option. 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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Release Date:

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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In the bar there are two girls named Thelma and Louise, a reference to Thelma & Louise (1991), also directed by Ridley Scott. See more »

Goofs

In the briefing for the Libya landing, the coast is shown as southern (sea south of the land). Libya has no southern coast, the entire country lying South of the Med. The maps could conceivably have been drawn "South up" but this is against all military (and geographical) convention and unlikely in the extreme. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Blondell: Lieutenant, why are you doing this?
Lt. Jordan O'Neil: Do you ask the men the same question?
Lt. Blondell: As a matter of fact: yes, I do ask them.
Lt. Jordan O'Neil: And what do they say?
Lt. Blondell: "Cause I get to blow shit up."
Lt. Jordan O'Neil: Well, there you go.
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Referenced in A Kind of America (2002) See more »

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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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