It really is a film that essays that triumph of the will spirit so lacking in many similar pictures that followed this 1982 piece. Zack Mayo is a young man who has signed up for Navy Flight School. This film royally packs an emotional punch. You will receive a weekly newsletter full of movie-related tidbits, articles, trailers, even the occasional streamable movie. He is a Navy brat who has a bad attitude problem. Forming friendships and taking on a romance with a local girl, he may just make the grade.
From start to finish, this film grabs you, and Delivers!!! Many enjoyed it, and since it's release it has remained a classic and has gained fans over the years. I'm not saying that a military draft would be the least bit practical with the highly technical armed forces we have now. This is a wonderful movie precisely because it's so willing to deal with matters of the heart. I was looking forward to this film, however despite how much I wanted to see it, my expectations were still blown away. He is a Navy brat who has a bad attitude problem. Zack Mayo, after years of being shunted around with his woman chasing, alcoholic naval father, decides to up sticks and join the navy himself. Zack meets Paula a girl who has little beyond family and must decide what it is he wants todo with his life.
By far, one of the Best Acted, Best Written, and without a doubt, Best Films off all time!!! He is a Navy brat who has a bad attitude problem. When awake, Peter discovers she is not dead, but lost on an unknown beach. Very much a loner and used to doing things his own way, Zack must tow the line if he is to succeed. Zack meets Paula, a girl who has little beyond family, and must decide what it is he wants to do with his life. They dream of becoming officers' wives, and in some of their families, we learn, this dream has persisted for two generations. Once he arrives at training camp for his 13-week officer's course, Mayo runs afoul of abrasive, no-nonsense drill Sergeant Emil Foley.
An Officer and a Gentleman 1982 An Officer and a Gentleman: Zack Mayo is a young man who has signed up for Navy Aviation Officer Candidate School. Club members also get access to our members-only section on RogerEbert. If they pass, they graduate to flight school. A man and a woman and pair off. Love stories are among the rarest of movies these days and when we finally get one, it's likely to involve an extra-terrestrial.
How drastically the culture had changed in thirteen years. Zack meets Paula, a girl who has little beyond family, and must decide what it is he wants to do with his life. Advertisement The movie takes place in and around a Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School in Washington state. Respect goes to Taylor Hackford for making this masterpiece. He plans to fly jets and enrols at a tough Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School. It's too bad it really didn't seem to do much for his career.
There's romance in this movie, all right, and some unusually erotic sex, but what makes the film so special is that the sex and everything else is presented within the context of its characters finding out who they are, what they stand for and what they will not stand for. When it looks as if Gere is going to throw it all away -- is going to turn his back on a good woman who loves him, just because he's too insecure to deal with her love -- the movie isn't just playing with emotions, it's being very perceptive about human behavior. Description: Peter Carter David Niven is a British pilot in the Royal Air Force. Zack meets Paula, a girl who has little beyond family and must decide what it is he wants to do with his life. David Keith and Lisa Eilbacher also turn in strong performances, and Taylor Hackford's direction is smooth and without intrusion. No wonder the editing was good. The way the takes fold together feels all like one take, it's superb.
Yes love is a critical strand here, not only finding it after years of being closed off from it, but also to keep it after seizing the day. This film also includes one of the greatest songs ever sung,,, Believe me!!! Zack meets Paula, a girl who has little beyond family and must decide what it is he wants to do with his life. It's no where close to a Chick Flick! She would like to marry him, but she refuses to do what the other local girls are willing to do -- get pregnant or fake pregnancy to trap a future officer. Advertisement The movie's method is essentially to follow its characters through the thirteen weeks, watching them as they change and grow. Maybe they're rare because writers and filmmakers no longer believe they understand what goes on between modern men and women.
Debra Winger was nominated for a Best Actress Award for her portrayal as Mayo's love interest, Paula Pokrifki. He is a Navy brat who has a bad attitude problem. The Ebert Club is our hand-picked selection of content for Ebert fans. Zack Mayo is a young man who has signed up for Navy Aviation Officer Candidate School. He is a Navy brat who has a bad attitude problem.
If you have any legal issues please contact the appropriate media file owners or host sites. First off, the editing in this film is brilliant. It may come as a shock to them but a lot of women do actually want to be carried off by some dashing hunk, similarly, a lot of us men are more than willing to be the ones carrying the maiden! Some critics have called the film sexist, oh come off it people! It's entirely possible that the writer and director could truthfully deny that they had intended to make a pro-Reagan film. Written by Excellent love story about a young man Gere, in an engaging performance who dreams of being a Navy jet pilot and a girl Winger who wishes to escape the life in a paper mill. Director Hackford shows us some old fashioned filmmaking here.