Among the new recruits in a U.S. Marine basic-training platoon is Adrian, a long-haired member of the hippie generation, opposed to blind allegiance to authority and the complete opposite of Gunnery Sergeant Tom Drake, who is assigned as Drill Instructor for Adrian's platoon. Drake's job as a D.I. is to break down the individuality of his recruits in order to rebuild them as a military unit, and he sets out to break Adrian's particularly contrary spirit. But Adrian's gentle will is difficult to break, and eventually both men come to learn something about what the other has to offer.
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WANTED by the US Marines: for AWOL, insubordination . . . and doing his thing!
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The United States Marine Corps has two, and only two, basic training installations for the initial enlisted training, commonly called boot-camp. Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego (where this movie is based), and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. Officers receive their basic training (Officer Candidate School) at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia. See more
As Adrian and Drake leave the bus station, a light is reflected in the door. See more
You hear about those boys in 'Nam, smokin' marijuana? Any of my boys do that, I'll kill 'em!
What? What are you talking about, you don't have any "boys."
Aw, I'll kill 'em anyway.
Referenced in Full Metal Jacket
Words and Music by Marty Cooper See more