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Of course they were. Lee Ermey did 11 years in the Corps, including a couple of tours in Nam and a stint as a DI. When they were making the movie, Kubrick very quickly gave up trying to write lines for Ermey after discovering that Ermey could write better ones for himself; he'd just set the scene and let Ermey run with it. They then did a little trimming and ran with what he gave them. I remember the first time I saw it practically getting flashbacks lisening to him.Nickle said:Definitely Full Metal Jacket. Deja Vu for me, I knew almost every one of Hartmann's cliche's.
Yes, that's true. Mainly because he had already played a Marine DI in "The Boys From Company B".derek said:Ken,
Wasn't Ermey hired to consult for the movie and they ended up just giving him the part because he was way more convincing than the actor they hired for it?
Saying that "The Alamo wasn't great" is a major UNDERSTATEMENT, hunAZMLII said:I voted for “Memphis Belle”. Of the ones listed, it’s my favorite.
Jen and I watched “The Alamo” and “Gunner Palace” last weekend. “The Alamo wasn’t great, but I enjoyed it. “Gunner Palace” was good.