An Officer and A Gentleman

An Officer and A Gentleman

Streaming Video - 1982
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Once in a great while a movie comes along that truly grips and uplifts its audiences. Such a movie is An Officer And A Gentleman, a timeless tale of romance, friendship and growth. Loner Zack Mayo (Richard Gere) enters Officer Candidate School to become a Navy pilot and in thirteen tortuous weeks he learns the importance of discipline, love and friendship. Louis Gossett, Jr. won an Academy Award* for his brilliant portrayal of the tough drill instructor who teaches Zack that no man can make it alone. And while Gossett tries to warn the young officer about the local girls who will do anything to catch themselves pilot husbands, Zack eventually learns to love one (Debra Winger) while his fellow candidate, a memorable character portrayed by David Keith, struggles with a very different fate. An Officer And A Gentleman is a rich and satisfying story with moving performances that will stay with you long after the film has ended.
Publisher: [United States] : Paramount Pictures, 1982.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 124 min.)) : sd., col.
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Jul 15, 2018

It took me nearly until the end of this movie to realize that Richard Gere was both an officer and a gentleman. Frustrating. Gere enrolls in officer training in small town Washington, falls in love with Debra Winger, and clashes with a no nonsense drill instructor (Louis Gossett Jr. who won an Oscar). I guess it's romantic, but mostly it's just bad. Richard Gere is pretty much always miscast. Look for a young David Caruso. Featuring the hit song "Up Where We Belong." Director Taylor "Hack" Hackford's other big movie of the 80s, "Against All Odds," also had a hit song.

Jan 09, 2015

Today this movie is a little milk-and-water, but in 1982 the lifestyle was totaly different.

Many people joined the US Navy after watching this movie.

It was a low budget and was a success on the theaters.

It portrayed faithfully with life in the Navy OCS. See the user comments on IMBD.

It's good fun.

Jul 09, 2014

Rated 5/10.

Aug 20, 2013

Louis Gossett Jr. should not have won the Oscar. The character is a cliché and lacks depth.

btmslt Jun 15, 2012

A nice romantic tale with some excellent acting, especially Gosett's portrayal of the mean drill seargent.


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