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.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
107 Ratings
107 Ratings

81% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.4/10
  • Fresh 22
  • Rotten 5

Critics Consensus: Old-fashioned without sacrificing its characters to simplicity, An Officer and a Gentleman successfully walks the fine line between sweeping romance and melodrama.

16+ COMMON SENSE

So-so coming-of-age military flick; not for kids.

Cast & Crew

Screenwriter
Douglas Day Stewart

Information

Studio
Paramount
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 1981 Capital Equipment Leasing, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
Arabic (Subtitles), Cantonese (Subtitles), Portuguese (Subtitles), Simplified Chinese (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo), Traditional Chinese (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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