Quiz: How much do you remember about the intense war movie Full Metal Jacket?
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How much do you remember about the intense war movie Full Metal Jacket?
By: John Miller
Image: Natant Harrier Films

About This Quiz

If you are a movie buff, especially a war movie buff, you will probably remember the iconic war film, Full Metal Jacket. If this is one of your favorite movies, then this quiz is for you. Let's find out how much you remember about the movie.

Full Metal Jacket, released in the summer of 1987, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, starred Matthew Modine, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Adam Baldwin. The film was released to critical acclaim and continues to garner mostly rave reviews from viewers even though the film's $30 million budget only parlayed into just over $45 million at the box office (in North America along with an Academy Award nomination).

Full Metal Jacket is based on the book, The Short Timers, a semi-autobiographical novel by Gustav Hasford, and was based on his time as a Marine Corps combat correspondent during the Vietnam War. Like many novels that have been adapted for the big screen, readers will recognize that some parts of the novel have been changed and/or omitted for film. But, whether you read the book, then saw the movie, or saw the movie, then read the book, most people agree that both the book and the movie are worth exploring.

Let's find out how much you remember about the movie, Full Metal Jacket.

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"Full Metal Jacket" is a movie about which historical conflict?
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The movie follows a group of new recruits in which branch of the military?
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Who is the star of "Full Metal Jacket"?
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James Davis is a raw recruit. How does he respond to the harsh treatment by Gunnery Sgt. Hartman, played by R. Lee Ermey?
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Gunnery Sgt. Hartman particularly dislikes a Pvt. Leonard Lawrence. Why?
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One morning during training Hartman becomes angry with James after quizzing him about which topic?
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How does Hartman respond to James' refusal to believe in the Virgin Mary?
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What's James' first real task as squad leader?
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During barracks inspections, what does Hartman find in the overweight Pyle's foot locker?
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Hartman finds a doughnut in Pyle's foot locker and decides to punish the rest of the men for this infraction. How does the rest of the platoon respond?
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How does Pyle respond to the beating from his fellow troops?
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How does Joker know that Pyle is slowly losing his grasp on reality?
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Once training is complete, the men receive their specialty assignments. What's Joker's assignment?
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After training is complete, Pyle has a mental meltdown. In the middle of the night, he loads a rifle and does what?
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After Hartman's killing, the movie's storyline flashes forward. Where is Joker?
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Joker and Rafterman (a combat photographer) are sent to cover fighting in the area. What happens during their helicopter ride?
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When Rasterman and Joker arrive at their new camp, they are ordered to investigate what?
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One soldier makes fun of Joker for wearing a peace symbol while also having the phrase _______ on his helmet.
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Joker is reunited with Cowboy's unit, the "Lusthog Squad." What are the squad's orders?
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The Lusthog's squad leader (Lt. Touchdown) is killed in a firefight. What's the name of the man who is now in charge?
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While walking through the ruins, Crazy Earl is drawn to which object?
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With Crazy Earl now dead, Cowboy's in charge. How does he feel about that?
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The squad is redeployed into another battle zone, where they encounter what?
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As the angry American machine gunner runs toward the sniper, his comrades follow. Then what happens?
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After Cowboy dies, the Americans again scramble to find the sniper. Joker finds the sniper. Who is it?
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The young girl sniper is mortally wounded but clearly wants one last thing of the Americans. What is it?
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It's left to Joker to finish off the sniper. What does he do?
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The movie took nearly a whole year to film because of a problem with R. Lee Ermey. What happened to him?
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How is Joker feeling about life at the end of the movie?
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