An Officer and a Gentleman


Hi All -

This is a compelling romantic drama which covers the 13 week period of a class of midshipmen attending naval aviator Officers Training School. The principles are Zack (Richard Gere) the midshipman and Paula (Debra Winger) the townie mill worker. (Ably abetted by a terrific performance by Louis Gosset, Jr. as the Marine drill sergeant.

The off-base romances between the midshipmen and the townie women are fraught because of the class differences and the time frame of 13 weeks or less.

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN directed by Taylor Hackford (1982 124 min)

Here is the wonderfully satisfying final scene:

Van -

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