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      An Officer and a Gentleman

      R Released Jul 28, 1982 2 hr. 5 min. Drama TRAILER for An Officer and a Gentleman: Trailer 1 List
      79% 34 Reviews Tomatometer 81% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score Zack Mayo (Richard Gere), a new member of the U.S. Navy, has a bad attitude. When he signs up for the Aviation Academy, he is met with the strict leadership of Sgt. Emil Foley (Louis Gossett Jr.), who gives Zack a rude awakening in terms of relating with other people. Through Foley's guidance -- and an unexpected romance with Paula (Debra Winger), an outsider who hangs around the naval base -- Zack learns some tough lessons and discovers what he truly wants out of life. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 05 Buy Now

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      Old-fashioned without sacrificing its characters to simplicity, An Officer and a Gentleman successfully walks the fine line between sweeping romance and melodrama.

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      Ben W Pretty good movie. I see why it’s a classic. Not necessarily my favorite, but good. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/10/24 Full Review The H this smells like cheese Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/21/24 Full Review Danny T Ugly from the very beginning. A victim of emotional abuse becomes a man at the hands and feet of a sadistic drill instructor. "Lord, lift us up," indeed. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/24 Full Review Robert Anton M When attending in the 1980's I was waiting for the moment the military would be ridiculed. This moment did not come. In hindsight I realize that (for me) this was the point that a wind of change had come - (far) from flower-power to militarism, and neo-con. Maybe the acting and filming was OK, but a great pity that it marks the point where society took a wrong turn. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 12/03/23 Full Review Jennifer T Let me start off by saying I am a long-time movie lover, and have frequently used Rotten Tomatoes as a reference when selecting films. This, however, is the first review I've written. I actually created an account just to leave this review, and warn people not to waste their time with this "classic". It was so awful, I legitimately feel a personal responsibility to correct this movie's inflated rating. The entire film was an incoherent, misogynistic mess with no clear purpose or message. Richard Gere's performance is flat, unconvincing, and completely devoid of charm. I cannot stress this enough—SKIP THIS MOVIE!!!! Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 11/15/23 Full Review Leaburn O A solid drama about a navy jet officer training camp and its unruly recruit. Throw in some romance, reasonable an ting and a top 80s theme song made for the film and you have something worth watching, even if it's largely forgettable and derivative stuff. Bought this one on DVD for £1 from a charity shop. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      An Officer and a Gentleman

      An Officer and a Gentleman: Official Clip - I Got Nowhere Else to Go! An Officer and a Gentleman: Official Clip - I Got Nowhere Else to Go! 1:07 An Officer and a Gentleman: Official Clip - Carried Away An Officer and a Gentleman: Official Clip - Carried Away 0:38 An Officer and a Gentleman: Official Clip - You Ready to Quit Now, Mayo? An Officer and a Gentleman: Official Clip - You Ready to Quit Now, Mayo? 2:12 An Officer and a Gentleman: Official Clip - Okie From Muskogee An Officer and a Gentleman: Official Clip - Okie From Muskogee 0:50 An Officer and a Gentleman: Official Clip - Mayo-nnaise An Officer and a Gentleman: Official Clip - Mayo-nnaise 1:08 An Officer and a Gentleman: Official Clip - Steers and Queers An Officer and a Gentleman: Official Clip - Steers and Queers 0:55 View more videos
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      Richard Schickel TIME Magazine It is full of bang-on melodramatics and simple, romanticized characters with carefully supplied motivations. Jul 31, 2013 Full Review Dave Kehr Chicago Reader Taylor Hackford's 1982 film is an awesomely, stiflingly professional piece of work, with a fleet, superficial visual style, perfectly placed climaxes, and a screenplay that doesn't waste a single character or situation. Jul 31, 2013 Full Review Variety Staff Variety Rarely does a film come along with so many finely-drawn characters to care about. Jul 6, 2010 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy A vastly entertaining picture. Rated: 3.5/4 Apr 12, 2024 Full Review Zita Short InSession Film The whole film feels a little too loose and easy breezy. There is too little at stake here. The cheesy theme song and sweaty sex scene convince you that this is going to serve as a piece of fantasy fulfilment, but it forgets to set up meaningful stakes. Feb 1, 2023 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins The conclusion - as predictable as it may be - is quite winning and heartfelt, embracing the fairy-tale aura audiences will surely want. Rated: 7/10 Jan 2, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Zack Mayo (Richard Gere), a new member of the U.S. Navy, has a bad attitude. When he signs up for the Aviation Academy, he is met with the strict leadership of Sgt. Emil Foley (Louis Gossett Jr.), who gives Zack a rude awakening in terms of relating with other people. Through Foley's guidance -- and an unexpected romance with Paula (Debra Winger), an outsider who hangs around the naval base -- Zack learns some tough lessons and discovers what he truly wants out of life.
      Director
      Taylor Hackford
      Screenwriter
      Douglas Day Stewart
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Paramount
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 28, 1982, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 11, 2011
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