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"Sir, the private believes any answer he gives will be wrong, and the senior drill instructor will beat him harder if he reverses himself, sir!"

  • Private Joker to GySgt. Hartman.

James Davis, better known as Private Joker, is the lead character of Full Metal Jacket by Stanley Kubrick. He is played by Matthew Modine.


"Our last night on the island. I draw fire watch."

  • Joker narrating on the part where Private Pyle went crazy.

"Leonard, if Hartman comes in here and catches us...we'll both be in a world of s**t."

  • Joker to Pyle with a lock-and-loaded rifle.

Full Metal Jacket characters

Private Snowball | Corporal "Eightball" | Private Cowboy | Da Nang Hooker | The Door Gunner | Gunnery Sergeant Hartman | Doo Jay | Private Joker | Lieutenant Lockhart | Private Pyle | Private "Rafter Man" | Lieutenant Touchdown | Sergeant "Animal Mother" | Sergeant "Crazy Earl" | Sniper