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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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Ridley Scott

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Danielle Alexandra (story), David Twohy (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Demi Moore ... Jordan O'Neill
Viggo Mortensen ... Master Chief John James Urgayle
Anne Bancroft ... Lillian DeHaven
Jason Beghe ... Royce
Daniel von Bargen ... Theodore Hayes (as Daniel Von Bargen)
John Michael Higgins ... Chief of Staff
Kevin Gage ... Instructor Pyro
David Warshofsky ... Instructor Johns
David Vadim ... Cortez
Morris Chestnut ... McCool
Josh Hopkins ... Flea
Jim Caviezel ... Slovnik
Boyd Kestner ... Wickwire
Angel David ... Newberry
Stephen Ramsey Stephen Ramsey ... Stamm
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

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Rated R for language and combat violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Matter of Honor See more »

Filming Locations:

Beaufort, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,094,241, 24 August 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$48,169,156

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,169,156
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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The medal the Chief leaves in the poetry book at the end of the movie is the Navy Cross, the second highest award for valor in combat. Only the Medal of Honor is higher and by giving it to her he showed that he felt she deserved at least a share of the award. See more »

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At the very end of the film, when O'Neill gets her Special Ops pin it should be gold. Officers wear gold insignia, enlisted personnel wear silver. See more »

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Master Chief John Urgayle: Remember, there are no bad crews, only bad leaders.
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A political cartoon!
30 May 2002 | by recrdman-2See 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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