The misadventures of a spoiled young woman who joins the army and her friends.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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 Pvt. Judy Benjamin (39 episodes, 1981-1983)
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 Sgt. Ted Ross (39 episodes, 1981-1983)
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 Capt. Doreen Lewis (37 episodes, 1981-1983)
Robert Mandan ...
 Col. Lawrence Fielding (16 episodes, 1982-1983)
Lisa Raggio ...
 Pvt. Maria Gianelli / ... (16 episodes, 1981-1982)
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Based loosely on the 1980 film of the same name, this series follows Private Judy Benjamin, a spoiled socialite, as she struggles through army life. Though she becomes popular with her fellow recruits, her lack of discipline earns the wrath of her superiors. Most of the humor in the series derived from Benjamin and her friends' attempts to evade the watchful eye of their sergeant. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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6 April 1981 (USA)  »

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La recluta Benjamín  »

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Polly Holliday was added to the cast after 'Eileen Brennan' was injured in an automobile accident and was intended as a short-term replacement character. However the show was cancelled after Holliday had appeared in just two episodes. See more »

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Capt. Doreen Lewis: [singing] Happy days are here again! No more Private Ben-jamin...
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Follows Private Benjamin (1980) See more »

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Saving Private Benjamin
29 July 2014 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

All I'm here for tonight is to say that I'd rather like to see this one again. This week I've been watching MAJOR MOVIE STAR with Jessica Simpson, and it falls short of Goldie Hawn's PRIVATE BENJAMIN in many ways. I have only vague memories of the TV- series, but I think that too could kick sand into the 'more major movie' that really just should have been a whole lot more, it if was to be a major improvement.

Reading the reviews here, I do believe my objective here is entirely useless. No amount of nagging can resurrect something that has clearly been written off even by the few of you who remember it and bothered to correspond. Downloading attempts can't get to first base as the target doesn't even exist, except for the montage. The TV series' fans are all deserters. Standing alone, with no American backing me up,I can do naught but surrender and raise the white flag. My platoon's wiped out. Lorna's PRIVATE BENJAMIN cannot be saved, it falls to viewer apathy.

Really, was it as bad as you're making it out to be? There is considerably worse junk floating out there gobbled up by you ingrates.


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