An Officer and a Gentleman

Genre:  Drama, Romance
Running Time:  122 min.
Release Date: July 28, 1982
DVD: December 12, 2000

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Cast: Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith, Robert Loggia, Louis Gossett, Jr., David Caruso, Victor French


Zachary Mayo (Richard Gere) has been living with his father Byron (Robert Loggia) since he was a young child, after his mother committed suicide. However, Byron openly admitted he wanted nothing to do with his son and Zachary grew up neglected and a loner, with no one to depend on but himself.

Wanting to put his life on a new path, Zack signs up for the Navy, training as an aviator. Despite being warned by Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley (Louis Gossett, Jr.) to stay away from local girls because they want to get pregnant to trap men, he forms a connection with a young woman named Paula (Debra Winger). He also makes friends with fellow naval candidate Sid Worley. Through the difficult training, Zack is taught a lesson of the importance of relying on those close to him.

Director: Taylor Hackford
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Martin Elfand
Screenplay: Douglas Day Stewart

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