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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.


Ridley Scott


Danielle Alexandra (story), David Twohy (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »





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


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Lieutenant Jordan O'Neil wanted to join in, everybody else what's her to fail See more »


Action | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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 »


Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to Ridley Scott (while discussing the filming of Matchstick Men (2003)), Sam Rockwell was originally cast in one of the roles and had completed some rehearsals before he became ill or injured and was replaced. See more »


At the beginning of the first course it is stated "12 minutes or less" is what is need to pass that part of the training. Yet Cortez finishes in 13:10 and Jordan finishes after him. Even with a 30 second deduction for all females in training, still doesn't put her under the 12 minutes she needs to pass the course. See more »


Master Chief John Urgayle: Instructor Pyro.
Sgt. Max Pyro, Instructor: Aye aye, Master Chief. Instructors. Boat Crews! Stand by your boats! MOVE YOUR ASSES!
[everyone scrambles]
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Alternate Versions

A director's cut has been released, and this version with cleaned-up language has been shown on syndicated TV in the US. See more »


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Mama Told Me Not to Come
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Three Dog Night
Courtesy of MCA Records
By Arrangement with MCA Special Markets and Products
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User Reviews

Best female protagonist
1 December 2017 | by agentk-77301See all my reviews

This is how I love my protagonist. Badass, hardass, and above all, struggling. Throughout the film, our protagonist struggled- Against her own biology, against her social status and even against politics! The struggles, her outstanding evolution throughout the film, the support cast, it's all very well executed.

Usually, female protagonist will always fall for a man throughout the movie and it will usually have a major part in the plot. Well not here! Her connection to her lover did not change almost anything (in regarding the general plot), which is great. No "lovey dovey mushy tushy" sh*t! It's all her. No "power of love", one of the worst tropes in movies.

Still, it's not a 10/10 movie. Everything was intense, but at a certain point nothing is intense. It reached it's peak and stayed there- No cool down or another, higher peak.

Cons: At a certain point it's not exciting as it first was. The finale wasn't that exciting either. Plot feels too simple at times.

Pros: Great acting Best feminist propaganda I've seen in years Funny, wholesome and badass moments. many of them (and maybe too many)

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