Full Metal Jacket (1987) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Full Metal Jacket

Stanley Kubrick, 1987

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The Short-Timers
Gustav Hasford, 1979

Full Metal Jacket is a movie directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1987 and based on the book The Short-Timers by Gustav Hasford, first published in 1979. The movie features Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D’Onofrio, Adam Baldwin, Dorian Harewood, Kevyn Major Howard, and others.

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RATING

8.3

/ 10

Movie Poster: Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick, 1987)

8.4

/ 10

Book Cover: The Short-Timers (Gustav Hasford, 1979)

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Storyline

During the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War, a group of boot camp recruits arrive at Parris Island. Among the recruits is the overweight and dim-witted Leonard Lawrence, whom Hartman nicknames Gomer Pyle, as well as the wisecracking J.T.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Full Metal Jacket, the 1987 movie by Stanley Kubrick

Year

1987

Minutes

116

Movie Rate

8.30

Source: IMDb

Cover of The Short-Timers, the 1979 book by Gustav Hasford

Year

1979

Pages

192

Book Rate

8.48

S: Goodreads

Book

The Short-Timers

Country: USA

First published in: 1979

Length: 192 pages

Genre: Fiction

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4 votes

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Cover of The Short-Timers, the 1979 book by Gustav Hasford

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