An Officer and a Gentleman

Trivia: Richard Gere admitted that he really had no interest in doing An Officer and a Gentleman. He only did it because he needed money at the time.

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Trivia: Even though the film shows a different man behind the glass, the PA Voice in the pressure chamber is that of Ed Begley Jr.

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Trivia: John Travolta was offered the part of Mayo first but turned it down to get his pilot's license. This is not the first part Travolta gave up and Richard Gere later got: he also gave up the lead in "American Gigolo" (1974). Also, Gere was originally supposed to play Danny in "Grease" (1978).

Trivia: Debra Winger did not want to be filmed in the nude scenes with Richard Gere, but had to since her contract did not include a "no nudity" clause.

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Trivia: Louis Gossett Jr became the first African-American actor to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in this film.

Visible crew/equipment: Near the beginning when the new recruits have arrived & are being harangued by the drill sergeant for the first time, in the shot where he walks along the line of recruits towards the camera you can see the camera dolly tracks on the grass. Then when the angle changes to a long shot you can see the marks left in the grass by the tracks.

More mistakes in An Officer and a Gentleman

Foley: Wave good-bye to your buddies, Mayonnaise! Oh, I forgot. You don't have any buddies, do you? Only customers.

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