The Jane file

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German title The Jane file
Original title GI Jane
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 1997
length 124 minutes
Age rating FSK 16
Director Ridley Scott
script Danielle Alexandra ,
David Twohy
production Roger Birnbaum ,
Demi Moore ,
Ridley Scott
music Trevor Jones
camera Hugh Johnson
cut Pietro Scalia

The Jane Files is an American film directed by British director Ridley Scott from 1997. The main characters are Demi Moore and Viggo Mortensen .


Jordan O'Neil, a female US Navy lieutenant , wants to prove to herself and others that she can successfully survive the brutal training program of the US Navy SEALs as the first woman. A challenge in particular because she is supported by the ambitious US Senator DeHaven, who interprets the advancement of women in a very special way. Despite all the resistance and the hard training by her instructor, Master Chief Jack Urgayle, O'Neil achieved her goal. During a combat mission, she finally saves her instructor's life.

public perception

Demi Moore was awarded the Golden Raspberry for Worst Actress for the role of GI Jane . The criticism in the USA was mostly positive. Rolling Stone writes:

"Down in the mud with the guys, Moore finds the heart of her character and a career beyond vanity and hype. ( With the guys in the dirt, Moore reaches the core of her film character and a career beyond vanity and hype. ) "

- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone : GI Jane , August 22, 1997

In Germany, the criticism was mostly negative. The film was described, among other things, as a “pseudo-feminist, reactionary, uptight, homophobic, sadistic, involuntarily funny and simply simple-minded sadomasochistic fantasy”, or “advertising clip for the Pentagon ” (Cinema 03/1998).

The training to become a seal is depicted in the film in a partly glorified and particularly exaggerated way that does not correspond to reality. It was only in 2016 that it became possible for women to take part in the training and become a seal.


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ The Jane Files , Jonas Reinartz,
  2. Meghann Myers: Women could enter Navy SEAL training by September  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Dead Link /   In: March 11, 2016