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An Officer and a Gentleman

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An Officer and a Gentleman is a 1982 film which tells the story of a United States Navy aviation Officer Candidate who comes into conflict with the Gunnery Sergeant who trains him. It stars Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith, Robert Loggia and Louis Gossett Jr..

It was written by Douglas Day Stewart and directed by Taylor Hackford.

It won Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Louis Gossett Jr.) and Best Music, Song (Jack Nitzsche, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Will Jennings for "Up Where We Belong"). It was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Debra Winger), Best Film Editing, Best Music, Original Score and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.

The song "Up Where We Belong", sung by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes, became a popular hit song.

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