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An Officer and a Gentleman (28-Jul-1982)

Director: Taylor Hackford

Writer: Douglas Day Stewart

Music by: Jack Nitzsche

Producer: Martin Elfand

Keywords: Romantic Drama

Zack Mayo, young college graduate whose mother was a suicide and father a neglectful parent, enlists in Aviation Officer Candidate School to earn a Navy commission. During training he meets Paula Pokrifki, a local girl. Fine performances all around. Won Oscars for Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Song, "Up Where We Belong"; received additional nominations for Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best Editing.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ed Begley, Jr.
16-Sep-1949   Meet the Applegates
Lisa Blount
1-Jul-1957 27-Oct-2010 Box of Moon Light
David Caruso
17-Jan-1956   Lt. Horatio Caine on CSI: Miami
Lisa Eilbacher
5-May-1957   Beverly Hills Cop
Victor French
4-Dec-1934 15-Jun-1989 Highway to Heaven
Richard Gere
31-Aug-1949   American Gigolo
Lou Gossett, Jr.
27-May-1936   Drill Sgt. in An Officer and a Gentleman
David Keith
8-May-1954   Firestarter
Robert Loggia
3-Jan-1930 4-Dec-2015 The Jagged Edge
Tony Plana
19-Apr-1952   Ignacio Suarez on Ugly Betty
Debra Winger
16-May-1955   An Officer and a Gentleman
Grace Zabriskie
17-May-1941   Sarah Palmer in Twin Peaks


Richard Gere   ...   Zack Mayo
Debra Winger   ...   Paula Pokrifki
also starring
David Keith   ...   Sid Worley
Robert Loggia   ...   Byron Mayo
Lisa Blount   ...   Lynette Pomeroy
Lisa Eilbacher   ...   Casey Seeger
Lou Gossett, Jr.   ...   Sgt. Emil Foley
David Caruso   ...   Topper Daniels
Victor French   ...   Joe Pokrifiki
Tommy Petersen   ...   Young Zack
Tony Plana   ...   Emiliano Della Serra
Harold Sylvester   ...   Perryman
Grace Zabriskie   ...   Esther Pokrifiki
Mara Scott Wood   ...   Bunny
David Greenfield   ...   Schneider
Dennis Rucker   ...   Donny
Jane Wilbur   ...   Nellie Rufferwell
Buck Welcher   ...   Thraxton
Vern Taylor   ...   Tom Worley
Elizabeth Rogers   ...   Betty Worley
David R. Marshall   ...   Drill Instructor #1
Gary C. Stillwell   ...   Drill Instructor #2
Tee Dennard   ...   Dilbert Dunker Instructor
Norbert M. Murray   ...   Altitude Chamber Instructor
Daniel Tyler   ...   New Recruit
William Graves   ...   Capt. Graves
Brian D. Ford   ...   Aerodynamics Instructor
Michael C. Pavey   ...   Officer of the Day
Keith J. Haar   ...   Air Officer Candidate
Pia Boyer   ...   Paula's Sister
Danna Kiesel   ...   Paula's Sister
Marvin Goatcher   ...   Himself
John Laughlin   ...   Troy
Jeffrey P. Rondeau   ...   Troy's Friend
Michael Lee Bolger   ...   Man in Crowd
Mark L. Graves   ...   Bartender
Meleesa Wyatt   ...   Prostitute #1
Jo Anna Keane   ...   Prostitute #2
Ed Begley, Jr.   ...   Altitude Chamber Instructor (voice)


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