A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writers:

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Royce's last name, never spoken in the movie, is listed on his uniform name plate as Harper. See more »

Goofs

When O'Neil exits the Hummer upon arriving at base, she closes the door behind her but the door does not latch shut. You can see it swinging back open just as the vehicle is leaving the cameras view. See more »

Quotes

Master Chief John Urgayle: The Israelis tried it. Women in combat. Seems men couldn't get used to the sight of women blown open. They'd linger over the wounded females, often trying to save those who obviously couldn't be saved. Often to the detriment of the mission.
Lt. Jordan O'Neil: You were given the Navy Cross right? May I ask what you got it for?
Master Chief John Urgayle: Since it bears on this conversation, I got it for pulling a 240-pound man out of a burning tank.
Lt. Jordan O'Neil: So when a man tries to rescue another man, he's a hero, but if he tries to rescue a woman, he's ...
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Crazy Credits

The Urgayle reciting the Self-Pity poem scene is played as an audio version during the beginning of the end credits See more »

Alternate Versions

An alternate ending was secretly filmed without the knowledge of Disney/Hollywood Pictures Executives. When Ridley Scott first screened the film for execs, he shocked and surprised them with the ending in which Demi Moore dies. Both endings were test screened simultaneously and although the darker ending scored higher with audiences, the happier ending was chosen by executives. Similar to the surprise ending for "Thelma and Louise", the alternate ending for "G.I. Jane" was a dark yet bittersweet one. Jordan (Moore) is killed when she risks her life to save her Commander (Viggo Mortensen) then eulogized on television by the tough Senator (Ann Bancroft). Later, the camera pans through a fresh group of SEAL recruits, among them are three women. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tucker Carlson Tonight: Episode dated 31 May 2019 (2019) See more »

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Feel Like Makin' Love
Written by Paul Rodgers and Mick Ralphs
Performed by Bad Company
Courtesy of Swan Song/East West Records America
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Entertaining chic flic
15 September 1999 | by CharltonBoySee all my reviews

G.I.Jane was better than I was expecting. Demi Moore plays a female officer who is trying to become a Navy SEAL and has to battle against the odds against tha sexism, politics amd physical toughness to make the grade. Although totaly predictable in every way I quite enjoyed it.


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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

Gross USA:

$48,169,156

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,169,156
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Color:

Color

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2.39 : 1
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