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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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A Flat Out Borefest...
9 September 2001 | by (L.A.) – See all my reviews

This movie gets my vote for the "Biggest piece of crap ever portrayed on film" award. I'm not kidding either. This movie had NO laughs at all, and I fell asleep TWICE trying to watch this utter mess of a movie. To make an example , "Basic Training" makes "Billy Elliot" look like "The Shawshank Redemption". Now that's bad.


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