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Officer and a Gentleman, An Movie

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Summary

This 80ís movie tells us the story of a member of the US Navy who wants to ascend in his career. But along the road to fame, he will find more than he expected to.

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Plot

In the movie An Officer and a Gentleman, Zack Mayo, a young naval officer, signs to the Navy Flight School, one of the hardest institutions within the Navy.

While in training, Zack meets Paula, a working class girl that falls in love with him. Although at first he isnít very convinced about a long term affair, the death of his friend will make him reconsider his new relationship. In the end, An Officer and a Gentleman finishes with one of the most remembered scenes in the history of motion pictures.

Cast

Richard Gere - Zack Mayo
Debra Winger - Paula Pokrifki
David Keith - Sid Worley
Robert Loggia - Byron Mayo
Lisa Blount - Lynette Pomeroy
Lisa Eilbacher - Casey Seeger

Trivia

The room used in the motel scenes of An Officer and a Gentleman, correspond to a real motel located at Port Townsend, Washington. Today, there is a plaque outside the room, commemorating its use in the movie.

Originally, John Travolta was going to play the main role in the movie An Officer and a Gentleman, but declined under the advice of his agent.

Academy Awards:

Louis Gossett, Jr. won for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for the role of Sgt. Emil Foley in Officer and a Gentleman, An.

Debra Winger won for Best Actress In A Leading Role for the role of Paula Pokrifki in Officer and a Gentleman, An.

Jack Nitzsche won for Best Original Score for Officer and a Gentleman, An.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Officer and a Gentleman, An was released to theatres on 07/28/1982 by Paramount Pictures, and grossed $129,795,554 at the box office in the US.


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