G.I. Jane

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Caravan Pictures / First Indepenent Films Released 1997

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Director:
Ridley Scott
Released:
1997
Rating:
R

Lieutenant O'Neil, is the first woman ever given the opportunity to earn a place in the armed forces most highly skilled combat unit -- the elite Navy SEALS! But the already brutal rigors of training camp turn into an unimaginable test of courage and determination once it becomes clear that no one -- powerful politicians, top military brass, or her male Navy SEAL teammates wants her to succeed!

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  • 90

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    A very entertaining get-tough fantasy with political and feminist underpinnings.

  • 88

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The training sequences are as they have to be: incredible rigors, survived by O'Neil. They are good cinema because Ridley Scott, the director, brings a documentary attention to the...

  • 70

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    Mr. Scott's affinity for the visceral and strenuous, from ''Alien'' to ''Blade Runner'' to ''White Squall,'' is much more central here than the renegade feminism of his ''Thelma an...

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      • Production budget - $50,000,000
        Domestic gross - $48,169,156 (42nd)
        Worldwide gross - $97,169,156 (42nd)

        Domestic adjusted for 2014 - $87,627,985
        Worldwide adjusted for 2014 - $176,767,419

      • Music:
        Goodbye
        Written by Steve Earle
        Performed by The Pretenders
        The Homecoming
        Written by Chrissie Hynde
        Performed by The Pretenders
        Mama Told Me Not to Come
        Written by Randy Newman
        Performed by Three Dog Night
        O Mio Babbino Caro
        (from 'Gianni Schicchi')
        Feel Like Makin' Love
        Written by Paul Rodgers and Mick Ralphs
        Performed by Bad Company
        Two Wrongs Won't Make Things Right
        Written by Paula Frazer
        Performed by Tarnation
        Dimples
        Written by John Lee Hooker and James Bracken
        Performed by John Lee Hooker
        Eine Kleine Nachtmusik K525
        Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
        Performed by Medici String Quartet
        Adagio and Fugue in C Minor K456 (Allegro)
        Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
        Performed by Medici String Quartet
        Found a Friend
        Written by Tracy Thielen
        The Future Is a War
        Written by Exene Cervenka
        Performed by Auntie Christ

      • Taglines:
        1. Failure is not an option.

      • Other production companies:
        Hollywood Pictures
        Largo Entertainment
        Moving Pictures
        Scott Free Productions
        Trap-Two-Zero Productions Inc.

      • Filming locations:
        Beaufort, South Carolina
        Camp Blanding, Starke, Florida
        Jacksonville, Florida
        Lone Pine, California
        Middleburg, Florida
        Richmond, Virginia
        S.S. Lane Victory, Pier 94, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California
        Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK
        Washington, District of Columbia

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    Themes

    Military & War, Politics, illegal activities, blacklisted operative, in heat of battle