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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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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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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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The poem cited by Master Chief Urgayle is "Self-Pity" by D.H. Lawrence. See more »

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When the first trainees are jumping out of the helicopter into the water for the S.E.R.E. training course, the sun is shown just rising over the horizon. However, the shadow cast by the helicopter's tail (viewed from inside the helicopter) indicates that the sun is instantly much higher. See more »

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Master Chief John Urgayle: SIXTY PERCENT of you will NOT pass this course! How do I know? Because that is an historical FACT! Now for the bad news, I always like to get *one quitter* on the first day, and until I do, that first day *does not end!*
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Referenced in Ugly Americans: G.I. Twayne (2011) See more »

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Goodbye
Written by Steve Earle
Produced by Trevor Horn
Performed by The Pretenders
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Predictable, politically-correct tripe.
31 October 2003 | by (Ewell, Surrey, England) – See all my reviews

Naturally I didn't watch 'GI Jane' out of choice. I was more or less forced to watch this film round my ex-girlfriends house.

GI Jane loses its credibility straight away by trying to convince the viewer that it is potentially a real scenario, which of course it isn't. The result of this is that the story becomes automatically bound by constraints, restricting the amount of humour (of which there is none) or entertaining action scenes, and soon becomes too serious. The film therefore becomes extremely boring and predictable.

'GI Jane' fails where other action films succeed, mainly because films such as James Bond, Dirty Harry and various others are larger than life, yet never proclaim to be otherwise. They are escapism, and therefore entertaining. 'GI Jane' tries to be real and fails.

This is a very disappointing film from Ridley Scott, with a very non-credible storyline, unremarkable acting, and the only reason I give it 2/10 instead of 1/10 is for some of the technical work.


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