G.I. Jane [DVD] [1997]

  • SKU: 3355988
  • Release Date: 04/22/1998
  • Rating: R
Ridley Scott's feminist action film G.I. Jane comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental features are limited to the original theatrical trailer. Fans of Demi Moore will certainly want to take a look at this disc, but those who failed to see it in the theaters probably will not find anything to interest them in this DVD.
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Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (28 out of 29)

Special Features


  • French-language track
  • Spanish subtitles
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Chapter search

Synopsis


G.I. Jane
Ridley Scott directed this flawed but involving study of Lt. Jordan O'Neil (Demi Moore), a Navy topographic analyst who is chosen as a test case for the presence of women in combat. Aware that she is making history and knowing that 60% of all male trainees will fail the rigorous training, Lt. O'Neil struggles to prove herself physically and mentally worthy of becoming a Navy SEAL. What she doesn't know is that she is being sold out by hardbitten Texas senator Lillian DeHaven (Anne Bancroft in an amusing turn), who is being blackmailed by the Defense Department with politically fatal base closings unless O'Neil fails the program. The complicated political subplot, however, only distracts from the film's real virtues -- the wonderfully staged scenes of CRT selection training -- and fizzles at its climactic moment. The training scenes are wonderful, however, as the central recruits are pushed to their physical limits by a grueling weeding-out process. Viggo Mortensen is outstanding as Master Chief John James Urgayle, a steely-eyed, tough-as-nails instructor who somehow finds time to quote D.H. Lawrence when he isn't making people eat garbage and beating O'Neil senseless as part of a training exercise. Mortensen and the believably-buffed Moore are terrific, and their scenes of confrontation are the film's high points. Unfortunately, the screenplay by David Twohy and Danielle Alexandra falls down every time it attempts to sidestep a cliche, and the climactic mission (involving a downed satellite in the Libyan desert) positively wallows in a predictable Top Gun muddle. Still, the characters are engaging and those looking for an enjoyable variant on the basic-training subgenre of high-octane modern action films should be pleased. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Demi Moore
    Demi Moore - Lt. Jordan O'Neil
  • Viggo Mortensen
    Viggo Mortensen - Master Chief John Urgayle
  • Anne Bancroft
    Anne Bancroft - Sen. Lillian DeHaven
  • Jason Beghe
    Jason Beghe - Royce
  • Lucinda Jenney
    Lucinda Jenney - Blondell



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews

97%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!!!

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    pookiebear66
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    Demi Moore does a great job of acting, making it believable for a female to pass SEAL training. Viggo Mortensen is perfect in the role of Master Chief.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!

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    Apey22
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    Very strong female lead couldn't have been played by anyone better than Demi Moore. Powerful movie with a powerful message.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    strong story, strong acting

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    sewerrat
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    enjoyed the story, enjoyed the acting, enjoyed the actors, the character profiles and the situations! Demi's character was challeged in many ways and she rose to the occasion in many differt situations. Loved her response to being in the "mans army" and how dedicated she was to seeing her mission to the end. In the end, she just wanted to be treated equally and do her part to the highest level she could!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great DVD

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    bulletbob
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    great movie rewards suck and i been a loyal buyer !!!~~!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good military action movie.

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    KimE
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    One of Demi Moore’s best roles! Provides a peek into the Navy SEALS training.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love it

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    Beth
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    I like this movie...it different movie for Demi Moore

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    Littleglen
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    Demi Moore what say sexy great actor another one of her great movies

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Movie

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    Trish
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    Excellent movie. Would recommend to watch. Old movie but a good one.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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