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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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Ridley Scott's brother Tony Scott supplied some footage of submarines left over from his film Crimson Tide (1995). See more »

Goofs

After CMDCM Urgayle (Viggo Mortensen), is shot in combat, he is seen with an elbow crutch before congratulating his trainees. However, this elbow crutch seems to disappear as he is seen using both hands (one to hand out the CRT qualification insignia, the other to shake hands) right after, without the support of someone, or otherwise ridding himself of the elbow crutch. See more »

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McCool: I had a grandfather who wanted to be a Navy man. He wanted to fire them big-ass guns off those big-ass battleships. Navy says to him "No. You can only do one thing on a battleship, son. That's cook." You know the reason they gave him. The reason they told my grandfather he couldn't fight for his country. "'Cause negroes can't see at night. Bad night vision."
Flea: That's unbelievable. Thank God times have changed.
McCool: Have they? So you see, O'Neil. I know where you're coming from. To them you're just the...
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Referenced in Heaven (2002) See more »

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O Mio Babbino Caro
(from 'Gianni Schicchi')
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Courtesy of De Wolfe Limited
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The female version of G.I. Joe.
9 May 2014 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is the female version of G.I. Joe, where Demi Moore plays Jordan O'Niell, a female trainee in the US Navy who is sent to the SEAL/C.R.T. selection program. There, O'Neill endures a grueling and inhumanly punishing regime, but is determined to stay put and prove to everyone that she is capable of completing her training and is worthy of her spot in the Navy program.

Moore played the part pretty well, pulling off the macho role convincingly and proved she is a strong person to stand up to her all-male peers. Viggo Mortensen played the tormenting Chief John James Urgayle well - cunning, vicious and villainous. The rest of the cast consisted of the male officers, who also pulled off pretty convincing military roles. Them doubting O'Niell's ability to join the Navy and mocking her determination provided some intrigue in the movie. The scenes of the officers having to dig through food scraps from garbage bins for dinner and them listening to boring music while taking a test late at night were haunting.

The movie has a pretty fast moving plot and a nice touch of action, albeit some scenes were too gritty and over-the-top in my opinion, and much of the cinematography and visual were too dark. But overall, it's not a bad film; makes you feel the pain and grueling process of being in the military.

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