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An Officer and a Gentleman (Special Collector's Edition) (1982)

Richard Gere , Debra Winger , Taylor Hackford  |  R |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (187 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith, Robert Loggia, Lisa Blount
  • Directors: Taylor Hackford
  • Writers: Douglas Day Stewart
  • Producers: Douglas Day Stewart, Martin Elfand
  • Format: AC-3, Collector's Edition, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: May 1, 2007
  • Run Time: 124 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (187 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,907 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "An Officer and a Gentleman (Special Collector's Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • An Officer and a Gentleman: 25 Years Later
  • Return to Port Townshend
  • True Stories of Military Romance
  • The Music of An Officer and a Gentleman
  • Gere and Gossett: Hand-to-Hand Combat
  • Photo Gallery

Editorial Reviews

Once in a great while a movie comes along that truly grips and uplifts its audiences. Such a movie is An Officer And A Gentleman, a timeless tale of romance, friendship and growth. Loner Zack Mayo (Richard Gere) enters Officer Candidate School to become a Navy pilot and in thirteen tortuous weeks he learns the importance of discipline, love and friendship. Louis Gossett, Jr. won an Academy Award* for his brilliant portrayal of the tough drill instructor who teaches Zack that no man can make it alone. And while Gossett tries to warn the young officer about the local girls who will do anything to catch themselves pilot husbands, Zack eventually learns to love one (Debra Winger) while his fellow candidate, a memorable character portrayed by David Keith, struggles with a very different fate. An Officer And A Gentleman is a rich and satisfying story with moving performances that will stay with you long after the film has ended.

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54 of 59 people found the following review helpful
This film is a classic and viscerally honest portrayal of human conflict and personal growth. It clearly depicts working class young adults who sought to break away from past barriers and limitations and build better lives for themselves. It is a coming of age story, where a full spectrum of feelings are explored as young adults learn about fulfilling their potential, building value systems and attempting to fulfill personal desires with honesty and integrity on many levels. Two hot young stars were cast in the leading roles: Richard Gere who was riding high on his recent success in "American Gigolo" and Debra Winger who shined in her role in "Urban Cowboy". With stars of this caliber, it surprised me to learn (in the Special Features section) that doubts existed about the film's acceptance by theater audiences. In fact, the script had made the rounds of different studios for eight years, with no one daring to make the film which was essentially about training Naval pilots. The concern was it was too close to the end of the Viet Nam War and would be rejected by the public as being about war. Luckily, the film was interpreted very differently by the viewing audience who saw it in a positive light where personal survival, transformation and the expression of love were the key elements successfully played out on film.

Richard Gere stars as Zack Mayo, a hardened, slightly rebellious loner who locked up his feelings and dared not get emotionally close to people. He had been hurt as a youth when his mother committed suicide and he went to live with his dad, who was a selfish womanizer and alcoholic. When Zack announced his acceptance into Naval candidacy school to become a pilot, his father did not give him accolades or support.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Blu Ray is FANTASTIC! May 10, 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Just got the new Blu Ray of "An Officer and a Gentleman" this week from Amazon.

Wow! The picture is fantastic-- just beautiful, sharp, colorful BR video quality! The sound is . . . even better. It's so clear and perfect, coming out of just my HD TV's own speakers, that I didn't know those speakers could sound so good until now.

The extras are terrific! Richard Gere, David Keith, David Caruso, Oscar-winner Louis Gossett, Jr., Harold Sylvester, Lisa Eilbacher, Tony Plana, and really ALL the stars and secondary players (except Debra Winger, Lisa Blount, and Robert Loggia), plus the director (Taylor Hackford), producer, and writer are in a wonderful, informative, lengthy 2007 "making of" doc. As are the music writers and music producer for another feature about the Oscar-winning music (but neither Joe Cocker nor Jennifer Warnes participates in this feature). Also there is another great piece where Gossett returns to Port Townsend, Washington, where it was filmed, showing us the sites and speaking with several local people who were there for the filming in 1981. These extras were all on the 2007 Special Ed. DVD release, along with another extra on some military romances in real life. All of the extras look excellent on my HD TV, by the way; not soft focus as if only made for the non-HD DVD.

The movie itself is a modern classic, truly a great one in my opinion, which launched and accelerated a lot of young careers. An honest, gritty portrayal of young people in love and the sexually charged nature of their relationships, complete with honest, raw language--though all of this is very brief in this film, for sure.

This Blu Ray gets an A+ from me. It exceeded all expectations as to picture and sound quality, and I just loved the extras. HIGHLY recommended!
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36 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's an everlasting, romantic entertainment! February 26, 2000
Initially, my first impression of this movie was this movie was going to be boring. Then, after the first 20 minutes, my mind went into another direction. I found this movie to be interesting, and I knew there had to be some meaning to the movie. And indeed there was!
Zack Mayo, (Richard Gere) is a college graduate who pursues a chance to become a naval officer by entering the Officer Candidate Training School. In 14 solid weeks, Zack progresses and learns the ability of leadership, friendship, and discipline, through his tough drill instructor, (Louis Gossett Jr, in his Oscar-winning performance), and his friends.
Mood and tone are expressed intelligently through the emotions of adventure, torture, romance, and entertainment. My favorite aspect of this movie is Jack Nitzsche's unforgettable scoring. The mood and tone ties in together as the music plays, and makes the audiences feel spontaneous of what they are watching (especially with the love themes).
This movie, starring Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith, Lisa Blount, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Loggia, and Lisa Eilbacher, was the winner recipient of 2 Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor: LOUIS GOSSETT JR., and Best Original Song: "UP WHERE WE BELONG." Also nominated for 4 additional Academy Awards, including Best Actress: DEBRA WINGER, Best Original Screenplay: DOUGLAS DAY STEWART, Best Original Score: JACK NITZSCHE, Best Film editing, and nominated for a total of 8 Golden Globes, this movie unmarks the boundary between love and adventure.
Richard Gere, even though nominated for a Golden Globe, should of been nominated for an Oscar. His outstanding performance brought the true nature of what it's like to be his character. This was the performance of his entire career!
With a clear-cut picture, and sharp sound, this movie will never grow old in your home! I would positively recommend this movie to another.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Was good
My fiance and I usually watch the free prime movies, but for some reason, he really wanted to watch this, so I found it streaming. We enjoyed it.
Published 3 days ago by Jennifer Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Officer and a Gentleman
A great film for all Officers. At the start of their service and throughout their service!
In the Climax he was a true Gentleman!
Published 6 days ago by Clifford R Wheeless Jr MD
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Richard Gere
This is greatest movie of all times. The ending is the best yet and I never at tired of watching it. I already had it on VHS and decided I wanted it on DVD. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Pearlie
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite movies of all time
Have always loved this movie, couldn't wait to get it in Blue-ray. The quality is excellent. Excellent story and acting.
Published 11 days ago by JoElen Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Good movie.............
We all remember this one fondly..........Wanted to have it to watch whenever..........Good acting on everyone's part..........Well worth the price..........a keeper............:0)
Published 18 days ago by JoyceFL50
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have movie
Love the movie. Any Richard Gere fan must have this in their collection. Story shows how someone can make a difference in their life.
Published 18 days ago by Derhunterwife
5.0 out of 5 stars !
Not sure what to say about books, since everyone has different taste. If it's got 5 stars, I liked it a lot and if not, I didn't like it much.
Published 1 month ago by K12rider
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly great movie!
In 32 years this movie has aged very well. Brilliantly written and acted. I never get tired of seeing it. Rent it and enjoy a truly classic!
Published 1 month ago by Frances R. Villarini
5.0 out of 5 stars He sweeps her off her feet in the end. No more said !!!
A perfect movie. The story, the acting, the movie location, and the music. A visual of how Aviator life can be in training camp. I highly recommend watching this movie.
Published 2 months ago by Dementia
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this Movie
Officer and a Gentleman I love this movie and have added this to my collection and would recommend anyone who not seen this movie to watch it.
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