"What is your major malfunction, numb-nuts!? Didn't Mommy and Daddy show you enough attention when you were a child!!?'" - Hartman's final words Gunnery Sergeant Hartman (portrayed by R. Lee Ermey) is the ruthless drill instructor of the Paris Island Marine Academy in Stanley Kubrick's classic war film, Full Metal Jacket. He molds his recruits into lethal fighting machines with a cast-iron regime of ridicule and brutal discipline, and takes his relentless tactics even further with under-achieving cadet Leonard Lawrence, whom the sergeant refers to as "Private Pyle". Hartman's disciplinary measures eventually push Pyle to the breaking point, when on the last night on Parris Island, a mentally shattered Pyle is discovered by Joker in the restroom. When Hartman arrives, he orders Pyle to put down the gun Pyle has in his possession. Pyle shoots Hartman dead, then kills himself.