A pragmatic U.S. Marine (Matthew Modine) observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow Marine recruits from their brutal basic training to the bloody street fighting set in 1968 Hue, Vietnam.
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Despite being set in USA and Vietnam, Full Metal Jacket was filmed in the UK.
The Training Barracks [ Map ]Address: Bassingbourn Barracks, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 5LX, England, UK
All of the outdoor training shots were filmed at The Bassingbourn Barracks in Cambridgeshire. Scenes inside barracks were filmed on a set designed to look like the inside of barracks.