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. Foley rides Mayo mercilessly, sensing that the young man would be prime officer material if he weren't so self-involved. Zack's
Jan 1, 1982 Wide
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Louis Gossett Jr
Sgt. Emil Foley
Ed Begley Jr
Altitude Chamber Instru...
Joe Pokrif ki
Emiliano Della Serra
Mara Scott Wood
Dilbert Dunker Instruct...
Its famous ending may be hokey, but in a movie this honest, it couldn't feel more right.
Blue-collar fairy tale: Richard Gere is the frog-prince and Debra Winger is Cinderella in this extremely old-fashioned yet enjoyable movie, whose few modernist touches are a black sergeant, rougher lingo, and more vivid sexuality.
An Officer and A Gentleman succeeds as both a magical love story and as a convincing portrait of one individual's passage into manhood.
The evident, laudable earnesty of the performances can't disguise the overall thinness of the film.
Overhyped - but worthwhile
Audience Reviews for An Officer and a Gentleman
- Sgt. Emil Foley: Mayonaise!
- Zack Mayo: No, No! Nooooooooooooo!
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