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Joe Biz Movie - Trivia The Top Ten Of - GI Jane




1997 G.I. Jane

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10.  The poem cited by Master Chief Urgayle is "Self-Pity" by D.H. Lawrence.
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9.  Ridley Scott's brother Tony Scott supplied some footage of submarines left over from his film Crimson Tide (1995).
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8.  While Demi Moore and the rest of the main cast endured a mini-boot camp in Florida, Viggo Mortensen prepared for the role on his own for several months. He observed the actual training in Naval Base Coronado and talked to many active and retired Navy SEALs. Some of the other cast members, with the exception of Moore, were angry that Mortensen didn't go through what the others had to go through. That's what Mortensen wanted.
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7.  In the bar there are two girls named Thelma and Louise, a reference to Thelma & Louise (1991), also directed by Ridley Scott.
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6.  One of the instructors is a real life, U.S. Army HAZMAT disposal/safety video instructor known for the "Sergeant First Class Logan" volumes.
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5.  According to Ridley Scott (while discussing the filming of Matchstick Men (2003)), Sam Rockwell was originally cast in one of the roles and had completed some rehearsals before he became ill/injured and was replaced.
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4.  During the writing of their essays, the CRT candidates are suffering greatly from sleep deprivation, hunger and physical exhaustion, meanwhile, CMC Urgayle is in an adjoining office reading the J.M. Coetzee novel, "Dusklands;" a story about psychological warfare during the Vietnam War.
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3.  The "training barracks" were actually riggers lofts on Camp Blanding (Florida). These were used to pack parachutes for airborne drops.
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2.  Director Trademark
Ridley Scott: [ceiling fan] There is a large ceiling fan in the cabin during SERE training.
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1.  Bald chicks, with big boobies (enhanced for the film Striptease in 1995), are hot.
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EXTRAS
Although we are given the impression that Lt. O'Neil is going through SEAL training in G.I. Jane and receives a SEAL trident at the end of the movie, she in fact signed up for the "Combined Reconnaissance Team" selection program at the Navy SEALs training center, also referred to in the film as "SEAL/CRT" training. The CRT, a fictitious special warfare group, brings together operators from across several branches of the service: Navy SEALs, Army Delta, Marine Force Reconnaissance, and Navy Intelligence. The latter, of course, is Lt. O'Neil. The "real" SEAL training course is called "BUD/S" (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL). It is six months long, with an average dropout rate of around 75%. The film's SEAL/CRT course was three months long, "boasting" a 60% completion rate. The film's SEAL/CRT course included many elements of BUD/S. For SEALs, the SERE course and training mission are normally part of SEAL Tactical Training (STT), another six months of advanced operator training that follows BUD/S. Not until completing STT and further testing does a SEAL candidate actually receive the coveted gold Trident insignia. In the film, at the end of the selection course Lt. O'Neil is awarded a large silver insignia with the inscriptions "SEAL" and "CRT." We are assuming that from there she and the other successful candidates will go on for additional advanced training before actually being deployed on missions.
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Primarily filmed on Camp Blanding (Florida National Guard) training base, near Jacksonville, FL
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On the face of the wall that the CRT students must climb to finish the first "O" course, there is a Chinese character written in white. This word is pronounced "zhong" and means "end." This word is usually used in conjunction with phrases that signify or imply death. In the same scene, Lt. O'Neil catches a trip wire with her foot that signals death for the entire crew.
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G.I. Jane (1997)
R | 2h 5min | Action, Drama, War | 22 August 1997 (USA)

A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.
Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: Danielle Alexandra (story), David Twohy (screenplay)
Stars: Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Anne Bancroft 

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