‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ at 40: Richard Gere says he struck Louis Gossett Jr. so hard that actor stormed off set.

performed himself like an officer, but no longer continually a gentleman,  

on the set of An Officer and a Gentleman, Taylor Hackford's award-winning 1982 navy 

drama launched in theaters forty years ago, on July 28, 1982.

In a 2017 position do not forget interview with Yahoo entertainment, Gere said  

he got into arguably the excellent shape of his life to play Zack Mayo, 

a trainee at the military’s Aviation Officer Candidate college who clashes with 

his hard-edged Marine Corps drill trainer, Emil Foley (Louis Gossett Jr.).

“We labored. We have been capturing all day. after which i'd do an hour or two of karate,