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An Officer and a Gentleman

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Debra Winger and Richard Gere in An Officer and a Gentleman


An Officer and a Gentleman - Review
(1982)

Boasting the consummate embodiment of the modern fairy tale ending, An Officer and a Gentleman makes the idea that a handsome young man in uniform might come sweep you off your feet and lift you up where you belong seem…well, at least a little plausible. That the handsome young man in question (Richard Gere) has to grow up and mature as a person in order to be worthy of his factory worker girlfriend, Paula (Debra Winger), adds another touch of realism, and makes that famous closing scene even more sublime.
Debra Winger and Richard Gere in An Officer and a Gentleman

Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed by: Taylor Hackford
Starring: Richard Gere, Debra Winger

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