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G.I. Jane (1997)

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 | 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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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$48,154,732 (USA) (19 December 1997)
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The poem cited by Master Chief Urgayle is "Self-Pity" by D.H. Lawrence. See more »

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Troops on patrol would not use their names over the radio. They would all have call-signs, usually numerical as in 5-5-B, to denote who the were so any enemy interception of their signals would not give away personal information. (Pronounced five - five - bravo) See more »

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Civilian Girl: [mentioning O'Neil's bruised face] Ain't really none of my business, but I say leave the bastard.
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Goodbye
Written by Steve Earle
Produced by Trevor Horn
Performed by The Pretenders
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Horrible movie
15 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some movies are just ridiculous right from the start and this is one of them. First there is no such thing as CRT. Second women are not in combat for very good reasons. Now while some women can compete at things like running or swimming, they cannot compete with anything that requires upper body strength. The idea that you can make it through BUD/s but somehow wash out in CRT training is also nuts. BUD/s has a 70% failure rate and only those who really want to be there will make it through. It's a lot harder than it looks. Safety is the number one concern in training and eating bad food (as they depict in the movie) has no point at all. The instructors in this movie come off as sadists where as in real training the instructors actually want you to succeed. The marines spent 2½ years doing research on integrated teams and in every case all male teams out performed integrated ones. You might be able to march 20 miles with 75 lbs. on your back but the real question is how effective are you when you get there? Simply put men are built for war and woman are not.


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