An Officer and a Gentleman

An Officer and a Gentleman

Taylor Hackford (1982)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Hugely popular in its day and appealing to the incurable romantic in all of us, this is a highly manipulative mixture of "boot camp is good for you" and "every girl loves a man in uniform". More sophisticated thoughts on human relationships form no part of Taylor Hackford's glossy hymn to overcoming a trailer-park background. Richard Gere looks a treat in his pristine white togs, and gives a performance more wooden than a wardrobe, but who cares! Not even the combined talents of Debra Winger and an Oscar-winning Louis Gossett Jr can turn this one into a great movie, but if you're in the mood for a wallow, it's perfect.


A Navy recruit undergoing officer training has an uneasy romance with a factory worker. He also attracts the attention of a tough, uncompromising sergeant, who sees his potential and is determined to push him to the limit. Romantic drama, starring Richard Gere, Debra Winger, Louis Gossett Jr, Robert Loggia, David Keith and David Caruso.

Cast & Crew

Zack Mayo Richard Gere
Paula Pokrifki Debra Winger
Sid Worley David Keith
Byron Mayo Robert Loggia
Lynette Pomeroy Lisa Blount
Casey Seeger Lisa Eilbacher
Sergeant Emil Foley Louis Gossett Jr
Emiliano Della Serra Tony Plana
Perryman Harold Sylvester
Topper Daniels David Caruso
Joe Pokrifki Victor French
Esther Pokrifki Grace Zabriskie
Young Zack Tommy Petersen
Bunny Mara Scott Wood
Director Taylor Hackford
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Park CircusGuidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes, nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 7 Jun 2013