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Taylor Hackford

An Officer and a Gentleman

Edition 1990
124' - 1982 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: Filipino, English
Director: Taylor Hackford Composer: Jack Nitzsche With: Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith
In An Officer and a Gentleman Richard Gere is a young man who, after having left a brothel quarter of Manila, joins the army hoping he can become a pilot. His youth has been pretty sad and in flash­backs we can see to what extent his father had perverted him. That makes him a difficult character, colliding more than once with his tough and cruel instructor, who humiliates him. But he makes friends with Sid Worley, for instance, a middle-class young man who's in the army to keep up with family traditions. During leave, they meet two girls, Paula and Lynette, both working in a factory near their military base.

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Taylor Hackford


Jack Nitzsche


Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith


Douglas Stewart

Director of Photography

Donald Thorin


Peter Zinner


Martin Elfand

More information


Filipino, English

Countries of production

United States of America



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