Full Metal Joker
Throughout the entire movie we never get to hear Joker's real name. It was Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in boot camp at Parris Island who christened actor Mathew Modine's young Marine recruit Joker after Modine interrupts Hartman?s introductory speech with an impression of John Wayne. From Joker's demeanor you would expect that him to be a college student type and would have got himself some kind of student deferment however here he is in Vietnam, for Stars 'n' Stripes, the U.S. forces newspaper, and finally in the real war as opposed to being in the rear with the gear. Being a REMF (Real Echelon M... F...) he has come to the real war armed to the teeth with extra grenades (both fragmentation and smoke), a bandolier of additional ammo, a .45 cal. pistol, his knife and of course, an M16 rifle, he?s also brought along his camera to get a few action shots... Soon, he'll get all the action he wants and then some!