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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
Stephen Caffrey ...
Gary Pascoe
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Eric Shaner
Frank Howard ...
David Ambrose
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Jeff Bridley
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Frankie Tyrone
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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Hard Knox was produced in part as a pilot for a prospective TV series, which is consistent with Colonel Knox suggesting in the abrupt ending that he and Top come back the following Monday (beyond his alloted two weeks). 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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Jessi Richards: You yell louder and more often than any person...
Thomas 'Top' Tuttle: I do not yell! I simply communicate in a tone of voice that ensures I will not be misquoted, misunderstood, or ignored!
Jessi Richards: That's what I said. You yell a lot.
Thomas 'Top' Tuttle: You listen up, new cadet, Congress might have put you here but that don't give you the license to give me lectures on the evils of nicotine or...
Jessi Richards: Congress didn't put me here... My grandmother did.
Thomas 'Top' Tuttle: I'll tell you one thing, I do no like kids that talk like adults... they make me nervous! So you...
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Same characters, different names
11 June 2004 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I liked Conrad-and-West as Gregory Boyington-and-Sergeant Andy Micklin in 'Black Sheep'...er, I mean as Duke Ramsey-and-Sergeant O'Brien in 'The Duke'...er, I mean as Coach Brandon-and-Superintendent Turner in 'Coach Of The year'...er, I mean as Colonel Knox-and-Gunnery Sergeant Tuttle in 'Hard Knox'. Two actors with very well-developed 'signature characters' [of which the best-known example is Burt Reynolds playing a hard-driving good IL' boy] playing those characters yet again in yet another enjoyable bit of pulp-fluff. It's certainly not classic cinema, it's not Citizen Kane, it won't do the job when I'm in the mood for Steinbeck, but the 'signature character buddies' formula works for these guys...it's one of the better feel-good good-vibes flicks I've yet seen.


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