G.I. Jane

Caravan Pictures / First Indepenent Films Released 1997




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Movie Summary

Ridley Scott

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!

Metacritic Score

  • 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...

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Master Chief John James Urgayle: Her presence makes us all vulnerable. I don't want you learning that inconvenient fact... under fire.
      Jordan O'Neill: Master Chief.
      Master Chief John James Urgayle: Lieutenant!
      Seek life elsewhere.
      Jordan O'Neill: Suck my dick!

  • NOTES (5)

    • 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:
      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
      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


More Info About This Movie


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