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Hard Knox (1984)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  13 January 1984 (USA)
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A retired fighter pilot becomes the head of his alma matter military high school for two weeks with hilarious consequences. He shapes up the school and raises morale so that they are able ... See full summary »

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Col. Joe Knox
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Thomas 'Top' Tuttle
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Marilyn Cole
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Gen. Garfield
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Maj. Benjamin Garfield
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Lela Stallings
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Gary Pascoe
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Eric Shaner
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David Ambrose
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Jeff Bridley
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David Saunders ...
Bobby Sayers
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Aaron Davis
Kathleen Sisk ...
Jessi Richards
Alex Stirling ...
Kimi
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A retired fighter pilot becomes the head of his alma matter military high school for two weeks with hilarious consequences. He shapes up the school and raises morale so that they are able to win the "brass-axe" competition versus another local military academy. Written by Anonymous

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In the scene where the Colonel is driving his car across the bridge on his way to his destination; that is the bridge that connects Savanna, Illinois with Sabula, Iowa. He is actually driving the opposite direction (West) needed to get the the filming location (East). See more »

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When he is in his screen mom's car, actor Shane Conrad's hair is parted on his left and the left side of his shirt buttons over the right side (at around 4 mins), but as he is watches her drive off (from 15:10 to 15:25), the frames are flipped with his hair parted on his right and the right side of his shirt buttoned over the left side. Later, both the part in his hair and the buttoning of his shirt switch back (at around 39 mins). See more »

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Col. Joe Knox: [after putting a plane on autopilot] Go ahead and take the yoke in your hands. Now, you see those two little buttons up at the top there? Go ahead and press them.
Frankie Tyrone: [does so] What does that do?
Col. Joe Knox: That releases the autopilot.
Frankie Tyrone: [slowly dawns on him] Whoa, hey, man! What're you doing?
Col. Joe Knox: You said you wanted control... now you got it.
Frankie Tyrone: [now in an uncontrolled dive] Nooooooooooooooooooo!
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A retired Air Force colonel who takes himself way too seriously becomes dean of a co-ed military academy, followed by 90 straight minutes of every possible movie cliché.
13 May 2005 | by (Boston, Mass.) – See all my reviews

"Hard Knox" is quite possibly the worst movie ever made, and I mean that as a serious compliment. Too many bad movies have some kind of redeeming quality to them -- an occasional funny line, a genuine moment of drama or romance or horror -- which makes them wholly unremarkable movies.

Fortunately, Hard Knox has none of those. The entire dialog and plot consists of one bad cliché after another. If these two-dimensional characters were any flatter, they'd be invisible. About 95% of the movie takes place in one setting -- the military academy -- so sadly, there's no bonus points for exceptionally bad special effects, but the dialog is so divorced from anything that would ever be uttered in reality, it easily makes up for it.

If you're the kind of viewer who enjoys really bad movies, I'd highly recommend dragging out the bong and throwing this bad boy on. But if you have a low tolerance of absolute sh*t, well, you'll probably never stumble across this movie anyways.


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