Richard Gere stars as Navy recruit Zack Mayo, while the stunning Debra Winger is his love interest. Lou Gossett Jnr. won an Academy Award for his brilliant portrayal of a tough drill instructor. David Keith plays Zack´s struggling fellow candidate.
Zack Mayo is a young loner with a bad attitude. Tempted by the glamour and admiration of the life of a Navy pilot, he decides to sign up for Officer Candidate School. After thirteen tortuous weeks under Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley (Gossett Jnr.), he slowly begins to learn the importance of discipline, love and friendship. Foley warns Zack about the local girls who will do anything to catch themselves a pilot for a husband, but despite this,