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2022-06-26 2:37:15 PM  
Does anyone watch more than the first half of the movie?
 
2022-06-26 2:46:08 PM  

bostonguy: Does anyone watch more than the first half of the movie?


I might stick around through the "me so horny" part just for the yucks, but that's about it.
 
2022-06-26 2:46:53 PM  

bostonguy: Does anyone watch more than the first half of the movie?


The movie just kinda falls apart once they go on that mission in Italy with the fancy RV. Even Bill Murray couldn't make it watchable.
 
2022-06-26 2:52:20 PM  
Full Metal Disney
Youtube 3woEDTUbDYg

NSFW.
 
2022-06-26 2:55:26 PM  
Is that you, John Wayne? Is this me?
 
2022-06-26 3:09:55 PM  
I met R. Lee Ermey at a celebrity golf tournament in 2002.  He was nice enough to pose for a picture and sign an autograph.

/Had no doubts he could easily kick my ass.
 
2022-06-26 3:10:09 PM  

farkingismybusiness: [YouTube video: Full Metal Disney]
NSFW.


LOL!
 
2022-06-26 3:25:47 PM  
Love this movie & the Battle of Hue is quite useful if you have noisy neighbors in an adjacent apartment. Just line up a shait ton of speakers (subwoofers too) against whatever wall or ceiling they are next to, wait until 3 AM, turn it up to max volume & hit play right as the fire fight starts. They won't be noisy after that.
 
2022-06-26 3:26:13 PM  
This movie is so good and the second half is really underrated. It's some truly harrowing shiat.
 
2022-06-26 4:21:29 PM  

bostonguy: Does anyone watch more than the first half of the movie?


Yes. That is when you see whatever innocence inside them dies. You have to take the whole ride.
 
2022-06-26 4:28:52 PM  

bostonguy: Does anyone watch more than the first half of the movie?


What is your major malfunction, numbnuts?!?!?!
 
2022-06-26 5:03:44 PM  
Weird random factoid, R. Lee Emery did a guest spot on a Ministry song:

Gangreen
Youtube cDC62uB9Kwo
 
2022-06-26 5:12:51 PM  
And to think, Adventures In Babysitting was released only a week before Full Metal Jacket.

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2022-06-26 5:18:04 PM  

BunkyBrewman: And to think, Adventures In Babysitting was released only a week before Full Metal Jacket.

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I STILL have trouble wrapping my head around that that's the same actor.
 
2022-06-26 5:23:37 PM  
Eskimo something extreme temperatures???
 
2022-06-26 5:26:12 PM  
The_Sponge:

Now your chance
 
2022-06-26 5:27:30 PM  
NewportBarGuy:

You see them fall apart
 
2022-06-26 5:34:33 PM  

bostonguy: Does anyone watch more than the first half of the movie?


I only watch the "Surfin' Bird" scene.  Fast-forward through everything else.
 
2022-06-26 5:41:56 PM  
Not sure if it counts as being told, but I've certainly heard something about a particular word.
 
2022-06-26 5:45:09 PM  

bostonguy: Does anyone watch more than the first half of the movie?


People who only watch one half of that movie confuse me.

And yes, I have met people who only like the second half of the film. Not many, though.
 
2022-06-26 5:45:15 PM  

BunkyBrewman: And to think, Adventures In Babysitting was released only a week before Full Metal Jacket.

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He gave an interview not that long ago with Dan Patrick about it.

Link

/Sorry about using a fb link
 
2022-06-26 5:47:07 PM  
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2022-06-26 6:04:24 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: BunkyBrewman: And to think, Adventures In Babysitting was released only a week before Full Metal Jacket.

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He gave an interview not that long ago with Dan Patrick about it.

Link

/Sorry about using a fb link


That was awesome. Thanks
 
2022-06-26 6:19:37 PM  
The music where I work is set to the oldies station, so every time I hear "Chapel of Love" FMJ pops in my head.
 
2022-06-26 7:00:44 PM  

g.fro: bostonguy: Does anyone watch more than the first half of the movie?

People who only watch one half of that movie confuse me.

And yes, I have met people who only like the second half of the film. Not many, though.


On deployment for the Gulf War, there were two video tapes that saw heavy rotation in our Marine Detachment: Full Metal Jacket and Heartbreak Ridge.
And yes, a vast majority of the time FMJ was turned off as soon as Hartman buys it.
 
2022-06-26 7:49:59 PM  

jdlenke: Eskimo something extreme temperatures???


Close enough.
 
2022-06-26 7:58:45 PM  

Your_Huckleberry: g.fro: bostonguy: Does anyone watch more than the first half of the movie?

People who only watch one half of that movie confuse me.

And yes, I have met people who only like the second half of the film. Not many, though.

On deployment for the Gulf War, there were two video tapes that saw heavy rotation in our Marine Detachment: Full Metal Jacket and Heartbreak Ridge.
And yes, a vast majority of the time FMJ was turned off as soon as Hartman buys it.


I've watched some absolute dreck on deployment out of sheer boredom. Even if one doesn't much care for the Vietnam half of Full Metal Jacket, it still beats staring at the sand.
 
2022-06-26 8:09:13 PM  
I love the whole 'morning dew' bit.

Also Rapterman trying not to puke during the 'getsome' helicopter ride.
 
2022-06-26 8:14:31 PM  
My related CSB: In USAF basic training my TI, one TSgt Lee, was nicknaming everyone in my flight. He leaned into my face and, being as I was 6'1" and slightly heavy, announced that he thought I looked like "Gomer Pyle from Full Metal Jacket" and what did I think of that? "He shot his drill instructor, Sir" got me a long look, and he decided I looked more like Bull Shannon from Night Court.
 
2022-06-26 8:19:27 PM  

McGrits: I love the whole 'morning dew' bit.

Also Rapterman trying not to puke during the 'getsome' helicopter ride.


Could have been even crazier.
In the book, the door gunner was naked and sitting on his helmet.
 
2022-06-26 8:35:50 PM  

g.fro: bostonguy: Does anyone watch more than the first half of the movie?

People who only watch one half of that movie confuse me.

And yes, I have met people who only like the second half of the film. Not many, though.



I like the whole movie but I prefer the second half. Though I generally do seem to prefer the 'war' part of war movies versus the basic training stuff so I appear to be predisposed to that position.
 
2022-06-26 8:42:38 PM  
Saw it with my Father.
He was in the Marine Corps in the early 60's.
Leaned over to me during the first part, said that was exactly what basic was like.
 
2022-06-26 9:31:14 PM  
I never understood the appeal of this movie, other than Ermey's performance. It just seems blah, even the second half. Not dissing those who love it, but I simply find nothing all the captivating in any of it.
 
2022-06-26 9:36:07 PM  

BrianGriffin: I never understood the appeal of this movie, other than Ermey's performance. It just seems blah, even the second half. Not dissing those who love it, but I simply find nothing all the captivating in any of it.


IMHO....

It's one of the few Vietnam war movies where it's okay to laugh.  You can't do that with Platoon, We Were Soldiers, etc.

And I guess there are moments in Operation Dumbo Drop where the audience is supposed to laugh, but I have no desire to see it.
 
2022-06-26 9:46:34 PM  

BrianGriffin: I never understood the appeal of this movie, other than Ermey's performance. It just seems blah, even the second half. Not dissing those who love it, but I simply find nothing all the captivating in any of it.


How many times have you watched "The Last Jedi" or "The Eternals"? Be honest.
 
2022-06-26 9:59:17 PM  
The origin story of The Joker!
 
2022-06-26 10:13:44 PM  

g.fro: Your_Huckleberry: g.fro: bostonguy: Does anyone watch more than the first half of the movie?

People who only watch one half of that movie confuse me.

And yes, I have met people who only like the second half of the film. Not many, though.

On deployment for the Gulf War, there were two video tapes that saw heavy rotation in our Marine Detachment: Full Metal Jacket and Heartbreak Ridge.
And yes, a vast majority of the time FMJ was turned off as soon as Hartman buys it.

I've watched some absolute dreck on deployment out of sheer boredom. Even if one doesn't much care for the Vietnam half of Full Metal Jacket, it still beats staring at the sand.


You watch a lot of movies that you ordinarily never would when you are on deployment. Some are surprisingly good. Other are even worse than imagined.
 
TKM
2022-06-27 12:05:47 AM  
The movie is only the 1st half of one of two books.

Gustav Hasford wrote The Short Timers and The Phantom Blooper.  He passed before he could finish a planned third.

https://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/i2l/shorttimers.pdf

https://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/Vietnam/blooperall.html
 
2022-06-27 12:11:06 AM  

End_Of_Line: g.fro: Your_Huckleberry: g.fro: bostonguy: Does anyone watch more than the first half of the movie?

People who only watch one half of that movie confuse me.

And yes, I have met people who only like the second half of the film. Not many, though.

On deployment for the Gulf War, there were two video tapes that saw heavy rotation in our Marine Detachment: Full Metal Jacket and Heartbreak Ridge.
And yes, a vast majority of the time FMJ was turned off as soon as Hartman buys it.

I've watched some absolute dreck on deployment out of sheer boredom. Even if one doesn't much care for the Vietnam half of Full Metal Jacket, it still beats staring at the sand.

You watch a lot of movies that you ordinarily never would when you are on deployment. Some are surprisingly good. Other are even worse than imagined.


I once met a Marine who knew the opening song to "Bring It On" by heart....I wonder how many times he watched it.
 
2022-06-27 1:17:25 AM  

BunkyBrewman: And to think, Adventures In Babysitting was released only a week before Full Metal Jacket.

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Just for the record: AiB was released on July 3, 1987 (according to IMDB).
 
2022-06-27 1:51:44 AM  
Possibly because you can only do so many takes on basic training without seeming to repeat stuff but the first half reminded me of the movie The D.I. from 1957 starring Jack Webb in the Senior Drill roll , not all of it but there are several parts that mirror the movie.

/for the record the link above is from The Rich Eisen show not Dan Patrick
 
2022-06-27 2:45:41 AM  
i saw it in the theatre on 6 hits of double barrel. seriously messed me up
 
2022-06-27 4:08:21 AM  
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2022-06-27 5:08:24 AM  
Let me hear your war cry
Youtube fgOaT4xzdvo
 
2022-06-27 5:15:54 AM  

Herr Flick's Revenge: Saw it with my Father.
He was in the Marine Corps in the early 60's.
Leaned over to me during the first part, said that was exactly what basic was like.


...My dad - a 50s Marine - said the two most accurate movies about USMC basic he ever saw were FMJ and The Boys In Company C.Honorable mention went to Jack Webb's 1957 The DI (and to this day, the sand flea bit is still dead on and funnier than hell) and an early Movie of the Week called Tribes with Darren McGavin and Jan Michael Vincent.

/Apparently not that Tribes was all that accurate, but the actors playing DIs had the attitude nailed.
 
2022-06-27 9:18:06 AM  
R. Lee Ermy as the voice of Darth Vader. NSFW due to language

"Full Metal Strikes Back" - (2/6) Star Wars meets Full Metal Jacket
Youtube vAEK2yMBtUU
 
2022-06-27 9:18:26 AM  

BunkyBrewman: And to think, Adventures In Babysitting was released only a week before Full Metal Jacket.

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How many people remember Adventures In Babysitting?
I might have seen it once, might.
 
2022-06-27 9:30:06 AM  
So many great lines. I still blurt them out in public.

"What is the meaning of this?!? Is that supposed to be some kind of sick joke?!'

"Choke yourself! Not with yourhand, my hand!"

"Why are you not stomping the privates guts out?!?"
 
2022-06-27 1:45:21 PM  

Raider_dad: Possibly because you can only do so many takes on basic training without seeming to repeat stuff but the first half reminded me of the movie The D.I. from 1957 starring Jack Webb in the Senior Drill roll , not all of it but there are several parts that mirror the movie.

/for the record the link above is from The Rich Eisen show not Dan Patrick


I remember one instance in boot camp where a bunch of us were crammed together cleaning the floor with a deck towel or something when one of the Drill Instructors walked through. The first guy he snapped to attention and yelled out, "Gang way, DI!"
Sargant Burns (still remember that leathery little bastard) stop, glares at the guy and snaps, "DI? What am I? Jack Webb? It's Drill Instructor."
Then he paused for a second and I'd swear he was looking to see if anyone got his joke.
Turned out, the guy who yelled it out had no idea who Jack Webb was.

We watched The DI the night before graduation.  The sand flea scene is pretty good.
 
2022-06-27 2:43:55 PM  

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