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Full Metal Jacket
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Running time 116 minutes
Country United States
United Kingdom
Language English / Vietnamese
Budget $17 million (estimated)

Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 American war drama movie directed by Stanley Kubrick. It is based on the Gustav Hasford book The Short-Timers. The name of the movie comes from the full-metal jacketed bullets used in the military. The movie follows soldiers who are drafted to fight in the Vietnam War. The story is set in the late 1960s and follows the characters from their time in recruit training and them fighting in the war.

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