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Basic Training (1985)

 -  Comedy  -  November 1985 (USA)
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Melinda comes to Washington DC to visit her friend Debbie, and to find a job in government, where she hopes to do her part to make it better. She gets a lower echelon administrative ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Dusenberry ...
Melinda
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Debbie
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Cheryl
Will Nye ...
Lt. Cranston
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Nabokov
Marty Brill ...
General Strombs
William A. Forester ...
General Kane
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Major Magnum
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Captain Drysdale
Gerard Prendergast ...
Bill Slater
Marty Cohen ...
Michael
Orly Oh ...
Tanya
Linda Hoy ...
Miss Perkins
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Sidney
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Steve
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Melinda comes to Washington DC to visit her friend Debbie, and to find a job in government, where she hopes to do her part to make it better. She gets a lower echelon administrative position at the Pentagon, and finds things pretty slack. Her boss seems to be more interested in getting into her pants than trying to find lost data on the Russians. Melinda resists his advances and begins working her way up in the Pentagon, finding subtle ways of getting her policies implemented by manipulating the slovenly males that populate the Pentagon, including finding a way to defuse the mounting conflict with the Russians. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The comedy that takes the lid off the Pentagon.

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November 1985 (USA)  »

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Up the Pentagon  »

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Down with this film!!
15 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A young virginal graduate goes to work at the Pentagon as a typist, where she is promptly hit upon by anything with a pulse. Meanwhile, the two female nymphomaniacs she shares a house with show her what she's missing. Completely dire in every aspect, this low budget sex comedy doesn't even feature very attractive women.. which is the least that should be expected by its genre. The jokes here wouldn't pass muster in a Confessions film with Robin Askwith, and half the cast seem to have been dragged off the streets. In fact, this film is so inconsequential and pointless, it isn't worth writing anything else about it. So I won't. 1/10


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