Was "Full Metal Jacket" based in Parris Island?
I put this in the military section because I figure people here would actually know what paris island is
- loulav1Lv 67 years agoFavorite Answer
They refer to "The Island" a couple times during the movie, if you watch closely
- 7 years ago
The first part was filmed in Parris Island, South Carolina in the 3rd Battalion, which was usually for prisoners, but also regulars, back then. Look up 3rd Battalion Parris Island, South Carolina barracks, on Youtube and Google. It shows the old barracks, what it looked like before they tore it down, they quit using it in 2005-2008 I think, they rebuilt all new buildings. But the old 3rd Battalion where Full Metal Jacket Basic Training was filmed was back in the woods a little, away from things, that you couldn't hear anybody's screams! I have Full Metal Jacket on Blu Ray, it looks good.
- 7 years ago
The first half of the movie (boot camp) is based on Parris Island and parts where filmed there as well.
The second half (war) was supposed to take place in Vietnam, but was filmed in the UK.
Another fun fact, R. Lee Ermey is a former Marine drill instructor.Source(s): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093058/locations?mode=desktop
- MAJ KevLv 77 years ago
The first half of the movie is suppose to represent Parris Island.
However, the "Parris Island" scenes were filmed at Bassingbourn Barracks, southwest of Cambridge, England. The rest of the film was also done in the Cambridge vicinity and near London.
EDIT: to all you who think that some or all of the movie was filmed anywhere stateside: you are all incorrect; the entire movie was filmed in England; you can ggogle-earth Bassingbourn and see the barracks and streets.
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- Future JarheadsLv 77 years ago
The boot camp scene in FMJ was based on Parris Island but it was filmed in England.
Read here for more info about the movie:
- ArmyGuyLv 67 years ago
Yes it was filmed at Paris Island , Even Private Joker Says it in the opening
- Anonymous7 years ago
Yes, boot camp actually took place in parris island!!!Source(s): Love that movie
- SquidLv 77 years ago