CINEMA: ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE

CAN WOMEN HAVE FULL MILITARY EQUALITY WITH MEN? CAN DEMI MOORE MAKE A GOOD MOVIE?

All present and accounted for: the elite military unit; the brutal training program; the sadistic topkick; the misfit recruit, seemingly unfit for hazardous duty--especially since the rest of the troops distrust, even despise, him.

Except...Wait a minute...Could I see those orders again? That him, in this instance, is a her--Lieut. Jordan O'Neil, who is played by Demi Moore, muscles aripple, attitude aflare and buzz-cut hairdo a sight. She is, to be strictly honest, traveling under false colors; G.I. Jane should probably be called Swabbie Jane since it is the Navy SEALS that O'Neil is trying so painfully to join. She is...

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