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(1981)

Plot Summary

  • Thanks to a run of bad luck and go-nowhere jobs, John convinces Russell to join the army so they can get in shape, likening it to a health spa. Once in boot camp, wiseguy John tangles with his by-the-book Sgt. and becomes the unofficial leader for his platoon, made up mostly of other misfits and assorted losers. After somehow making it through graduation, they are given a special assignment but, thanks to John's romantic interest in a pretty MPO, the other men wind up behind the Iron Curtain until John, Russell, their dates and Sgt. Hulka make a daring rescue attempt in explosive style.

    - Written by Warlock <asstgpa@crimjust.ccj.scarolina.edu>
  • Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.

    - Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@imdb.com>

Synopsis

Bill Murray decides to be all that he can be -- and it ain't pretty -- in this hit comedy. John Winger...

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