June marked the thirtieth anniversary of the premiere of Full Metal Jacket. Based on the novel The Short-Timers, the film follows a group of marines as they go through basic training before heading off to the Vietnam War. The film, the last to be released during director Stanley Kubrick's lifetime, was a box office success considering its limited release as well as being a hit with critics and winning several awards. The film features the talents of Dorian Harewood as squadmate Corporal "Eightball".

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