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Wake Me When It's Over (1960)

Approved | | Comedy | 10 June 1960 (West Germany)
Gus Brubaker has been drafted... again. Due to a clerical error, Gus finds himself deployed to a little Japanese island where everyone is bored to death. So Gus decided to build a hotel and hire locals to run the place.

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Capt. Charlie Stark
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Gus Brubaker
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Lt. Nora McKay
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Captain Dave 'Doc' Farrington
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Ume Tanaka (as Nobu Atsumi McCarthy)
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Sgt. Percy Warren
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Sgt. Sam Weiscoff
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Marge Brubaker
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Col. Archie Hollingsworth
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Joab Martinson
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Hap Cosgrove
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Pvt. Jim (Mushy) Harigawa
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Gen. Weigang
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Col. Dowling
Frank Behrens ...
Maj. Bigelow
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Gus Brubaker has been drafted... again. Due to a clerical error, Gus finds himself deployed to a little Japanese island where everyone is bored to death. So Gus decided to build a hotel and hire locals to run the place.

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G.I.s on the loose with 100 Geisha Girls...on a forgotten island in the South Pacific...WOW!

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Unrasiert und fern der Heimat  »

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Dick Shawn had an "introducing" credit. See more »

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Sgt. Sam Weiscoff: [explosion] The ammunition dump!
Capt. Charlie Stark: I hope so. If it's the beer supply, someone's in for real trouble.
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Referenced in Inventing the Abbotts (1997) See more »

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You Make Me Feel So Young
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Music by Josef Myrow
Played by the band when a drunk Joab falls in the pool
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This is a keeper
23 October 2001 | by (Arlington Texas) – See all my reviews

The film parallels the book with a few risqué exceptions. What is unique is that even though major actors were picked for the movie they could not be closer to the character description from the 1959 book of the same name by Howard Singer.

Russ is a schnook. Therefore if something can go wrong it will. His wife is into insurance of all kinds. She wants him to get his GI insurance while he can. After she forces him to apply (schnook), he must explain that he has two serial numbers (schnook). When he was shot down over Germany he was presumed dead and needed a second number to get discharged (schnook). So naturally realizing that the (schnook) being in the service only one-day on the second serial number, is called up to finish his time.

He ends up on an island in the middle of the Sea of Japan. There he has a revelation that saves his sanity and that of 400 other servicemen. A plan so brilliant that I am not about to tell you what it is or how it is executed.

In the book the plan cured his shnookyness, in the movie it takes a trial. The cast includes Dick Shawn as the schnook and Ernie Kovacs as his commander and hotshot fighter pilot.

I can relate to this as I also have two serial numbers.


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