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1980s, Drama - Romantic

An Officer and a Gentleman

Released 1982 Rating 15 in UK
Director Taylor Hackford Writer/s Douglas Day Stewart
Starring Richard Gere, Debra Winger, Louis Gusset Jr, David Caruso
Source of story An original screenplay
Elevator Pitch A group of young men and women enrol in Navy flight school training during which some of them take up with the young women working in the local box factory, whose ambitions are to snag a pilot.
Content The ultimate basic training film, with romance thrown in. There is some nudity and sex in the best possible taste, and some fights as the hero takes on the drill sargeant.
A View A classic which is worth seeing despite having been taken off many times, including by The Simpsons.

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