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An Officer and A Gentleman 1982

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Richard Gere plays Zack Mayo, an aloof, taciturn man who aspires to be a navy pilot. Once he's arrived at training camp for his 13-week officer's course, Mayo runs afoul of abrasive, no-nonsense drill sergeant Emil Foley (Louis Gossett Jr.). Mayo --or Mayonnaise, as he is dubbed by the irascible Foley -- is an excellent cadet, but a little cold around the heart.

Starring:
Richard Gere, Debra Winger
Runtime:
2 hours, 4 minutes

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Genres Drama, Romance
Director Taylor Hackford
Starring Richard Gere, Debra Winger
Supporting actors David Keith, Robert Loggia, Lisa Blount, Lisa Eilbacher, Louis Gossett Jr., Tony Plana, Harold Sylvester, David Caruso, Victor French, Grace Zabriskie, Tommy Petersen, Mara Scott-Wood, David Greenfield, Dennis Rucker, Jane Wilbur, Buck Welcher, Vern Taylor, Elizabeth Rogers
Studio Paramount
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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This was on tv the other day and I fell asleep close to the end (because I was knackered and NOT because I was bored). Had to buy the DVD to see the end as this is an epic film which I have seen over and over and still want to see again.
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As a kid of only ten when this movie was first released I was more interested in Star Wars than anything of a military/love nature. I therefore didn't watch this movie until I was in my early twenties & having recently watched this again on DVD I have to say how the whole "chick-flick" reputation that this film has is grossly mis-leading.

Superbly written & directed with an outstanding cast all playing the performances of their lives, it's hard not to be touched by this movie. Gere is perfect in the lead role, Winger stands head-and-shoulders above other actresses in similar roles around this period & Louis Gossett Jnr deservedly won as Oscar for his part. Although the movie's title track "Up Where We Belong" is instantly recognisable it's the use of the instrumental theme of this that really adds to the movie.

To say that Top Gun leaned heavily on "Officer" would be a huge understatement and whilst Top Gun is a good movie & understandably has an army of fans, it pales into insignificance compared to the "original".

If you haven't seen "Officer" it's a must-see .If you have, watch it again & look beyond it's chick-flick label and see for yourself quite what a brilliant movie it really is.
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this is a story of the brutal regime of military training, coupled with
friendship, tragedy and love story........a genuine classic from '1982'
a young 'Richard Gere' plays naval officer trainee 'Zack Mayo' who had
been brought ( dragged ) up from a young age after his mothers death by
previously absent father 'Byron' a drunken 'hoar' chaser.
'Zack' wants to build himself a future as a naval pilot.
the sergeant 'Emil Foley' in charge of the recruits training program
which proves to be intense to say the very least, seems to have singled
out 'Zack' as a problem.
the local girls in the hope of a brighter future target the new trainee's
soon after they arrive at the training centre.
'Paula' has taken a shine to the young trainee 'Zack' however, he's a
loner who doesn't want a long term commitment.
a really pleasant look back at an old favourite.
again.....the upgrade to Blu-ray should have been given greater quality
attention by the distribution film company.
( better than 'dvd' but well short of 'HD' excellence.
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A romantic drama which explores human nature and integrity in a military setting. A fantastic movie which should be watched and celebrated for what it is - a good all round entertaining film. Excellent value for money, and a quick despatch time.
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One of my favourite movies which looks bright and fresh on BD. Ok, it wasn't designed for HD, but the story of the relationship between Mayo and Gunney Foley is more akin to the friend you don't want but desperately need.
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This fil is about Richard Gere as a trainee Naval officer and the love interest is Debra Winger a 'local' lady who goes after such officers. It's a romantic drama and Gere is good as always in this role. The star performer is however the Drill Sargeant, the opening scene where he shouts in the faces of candidates has been copied (even word for word) in films like 'Full Metal Jacket' and a poor attempt in 'Private Benjamin'...'Only two things that come out of Texas boy....'!! If you like good films this will be a fantastic addition to your collection.
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This film is a classic and viscerally honest portrayal of human conflict and personal growth. It clearly depicts working class young adults who sought to break away from past barriers and limitations and build better lives for themselves. It is a coming of age story, where a full spectrum of feelings are explored as young adults learn about fulfilling their potential, building value systems and attempting to fulfill personal desires with honesty and integrity on many levels. Two hot young stars were cast in the leading roles: Richard Gere who was riding high on his recent success in "American Gigolo" and Debra Winger who shined in her role in "Urban Cowboy". With stars of this caliber, it surprised me to learn (in the Special Features section) that doubts existed about the film's acceptance by theater audiences. In fact, the script had made the rounds of different studios for eight years, with no one daring to make the film which was essentially about training Naval pilots. The concern was it was too close to the end of the Viet Nam War and would be rejected by the public as being about war. Luckily, the film was interpreted very differently by the viewing audience who saw it in a positive light where personal survival, transformation and the expression of love were the key elements successfully played out on film.

Richard Gere stars as Zack Mayo, a hardened, slightly rebellious loner who locked up his feelings and dared not get emotionally close to people. He had been hurt as a youth when his mother committed suicide and he went to live with his dad, who was a selfish womanizer and alcoholic. When Zack announced his acceptance into Naval candidacy school to become a pilot, his father did not give him accolades or support.
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