Making Marines

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Each and every Marine Corps recruit has to survive 12 weeks of Boot Camp. It is perhaps the toughest 12 weeks anyone can imagine - especially for those whose average age is 19. To become one of the few and the proud, these recruits must first learn just to survive. More than just a showcase of grueling training, these three hours will shed light on the lives and backgrounds of those who make the decision to become United States Marines. Tragically, the events of September 11th take place in the middle of the sixth week of training. But for most recruits, the acts of terrorism only strengthen their resolve to become modern soldiers.

Episode 1: Parris Island Phase One - Follow young recruits as they prepare for Boot Camp at Parris Island. From all over the eastern U.S., they roll off the bus in the middle of the night and begin their transformation into U.S. Marines.

Episode 2: Parris Island Phase Two - The recruits at Parris Island learn to cope with the punishing regimen of physical training and mental conditioning. In the confidence course, they are pushed beyond their limits. Nerves become frayed, and attrition takes its toll.

Episode 3: Parris Island Phase Three - Training becomes more demanding as the recruits enter the 54-hour Crucible. Upon completion of this final test, they march to the mess hall for the Warrior's breakfast.


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SKU 204505257
UPC 014381402827
UPC 14 00014381402827
Format DVD
Release Date 7/24/2007
Cable Tv/Cable Tv Shows
Editors Note
Note Join a group of Marine recruits and drill inspectors on Paris Island for a 12-week rigorous course at the toughest boot camp in the service. Only the strongest will make it through the training and overcome the final test--"The Crucible," a grueling 54-hour simulated battle. Presented by The Discovery Channel and narrated by Gus Travers.
Cast & Crew
Discovery Channel - Producer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1999
Catalog ID 4028
UPC 00014381402827
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 131.7 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Product Attributes
Actor Johnson,Llou
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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