Film: Full Metal Jacket
Screenplay: Stanley Kubrick, Michael Herr & Gustav Hasford
Role: Gunnery Sergeant Hartman
Actor: R. Lee Ermy
Length: approx. 30 seconds minimum
I am Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, your Senior Drill Instructor. From now on, you will speak only when spoken to, and the first and last words out of your filthy sewers will be: ‘Sir!’ Do you maggots understand that?…Bulls–t, I can’t hear you. Sound off like you gotta pair…If you ladies leave my island, if you survive recruit training, you will be a weapon, you will be a minister of death, praying for war. But until that day, you are pukes! You’re the lowest form of life on Earth. You are not even human f–kin’ beings! You are nothing but unorganized grab-asstic pieces of amphibian s–t! Because I am hard, you will not like me. But the more you hate me, the more you will learn. I am hard, but I am fair! There is no racial bigotry here! I do not look down on niggers, kikes, wops or greasers. Here you are all equally worthless! And my orders are to weed out all non-hackers who do not pack the gear to serve in my beloved Corps!
Do you maggots understand that?