Tuesday, March 24, 2009

An Officer and A Gentleman

This 1982 movie stars Richard Gere, Debra Winger, and Louis Gossett, Jr., who won an best supporting Oscar for his role as a tough drill Sergeant. Richard Gere plays a man who enlists in the Navy to become an aviator. While attending school, he meets and falls in love with Debra Winger. He also becomes best friends in a role played by actor David Keith.

Richard Gere intends to date and only have fun with Debra Winger while he is struggling to get through the tough program. She works at a paper mill and is looking for an officer as a ticket to her way out. Richard Gere's friend ultimately DOR (drops out on request) and he ultimately ends up taking his own life when things don't turn out like he planned. Richard Gere leans on Debra Winger to get through the death of his friend. Louis Gossett Jr., comes down on Richard Gere and helps him to find out what he is really made of. He ultimately successfully completes the program becoming an "Officer and a Gentleman."

In the end scene he goes to the paper mill and literally sweeps Debra Winger off of her feet and takes her out of the paper mill to begin life with the two of them together.

This movie slide show is played to the song "Love lifts us up where we belong" which ultimately won an Oscar for best song.

Following is the clip that Richard Gere is probably most remembered for in this movie

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