An Officer and a Gentleman

Directed By Taylor Hackford

RDramaRomance / Paramount Pictures / Jul 28, 1982 (Limited)
Richard Gere plays an enrollee at a Naval officers candidate school, and Debra Winger is the woman who wants him. That's pretty much it, story-wise, in this romantic drama, which is more effective in a moment-to-moment, scene-by-scene way, where the two stars and Oscar-winner Louis Gossett Jr.--as Gere's tough-as-nails drill instructor--are fun to watch. Sexy, syrupy, with occasional pitches of high drama (Gere having a near-breakdown during training is pretty strong), An Officer and a Gentleman proves to be a no-brainer date movie. --Tom Keogh

The cast includes Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith, Robert Loggia, Louis Gossett Jr., David Caruso, Lisa Blount and Tony Plana.

An Officer and a Gentleman won 2 Oscars at the
1983 Academy Awards