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G.I. Jane (1997)

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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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Theodore Hayes (as Daniel Von Bargen)
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Newberry
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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 | War

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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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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,094,241 (USA) (22 August 1997)

Gross:

$48,154,732 (USA) (19 December 1997)
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Primary filmed on Camp Blanding (Florida National Guard) training base, near Jacksonville, FL. See more »

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At the start of training, the troops are standing at attention (around 18 minutes in) and are given the command "Stand Easy". Before troops can stand easy, they must be standing at ease. See more »

Quotes

Master Chief John Urgayle: The ebb and flow of the Atlantic tides, the drift of the continents, the very position of the sun along its ecliptic. THESE are just a FEW of the things I control in my world! Is that clear?
Stamm: Yes, Command Master Chief!
Master Chief John Urgayle: [to Everyone] IS THAT CLEAR?
All the CRT Trainees: YES, COMMAND MASTER CHIEF!
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Referenced in Being John Malkovich (1999) 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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A political cartoon!
30 May 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This film's basic premise is a political cartoon. I suppose for those who know nothing about the realities of the military this is probably a "feel-good" film on gender equality. Indeed a recent commentator stated: "it lets women know that they can do anything they want to do." What claptrap! No one, man or woman can do anything they want to do, and unfortunately Demi Moore "buffing" up for SEAL Hell Week in the early 27 week BUD/S program by a few sessions at the local gym and her desire alone to be a SEAL is simply not going to make it so. There is approximately an 80% dropout rate in what is arguably THE roughest military training program

  • those are the ones who voluntarily drop out, can't compete on a physical


level, suffer frequent physical injury during the training or can't handle the psychological harassment. I never got beyond the shallowness of the contrived, purported message of this film. In the real world, Demi wouldn't last the first 24 hours in this harsh and sustained physical training. Wishing alone won't do it. Skip this film as wishful thinking, and better spend your time reading "The Warrior Elite" by Dick Couch (Crown, New York 2001)for the best description as to what really goes on in this training. Ring the bell, Demi!


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