Biloxi Blues (1988)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  25 March 1988 (USA)
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A group of young recruits go through boot camp during the Second World War in Biloxi Mississippi. From the play by Neil Simon.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Wykowski
Roy Selridge
Michael Dolan ...
James J. Hennesey
Alan Pottinger ...
Mark Evan Jacobs ...
Corporal (as Dave Kienzle)
Spitting Cook
Digger #1
Allen Turner ...
Digger #2


A New York City teenager named Eugene Jerome enlists in the US Army during the last year of World War II in 1945. Eugene is sent to basic training at Biloxi, Mississippi where he must live with a variety of fellow soldiers from all walks of life while also enduring the whims of a mentally unstable drill sergeant. Written by Anthony Hughes <>

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The Army made Eugene a man. But Daisy gave him basic training!


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25 March 1988 (USA)  »

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Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)


$43,184,798 (USA)

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One of eleven movies made by writer Neil Simon and producer Ray Stark. The films, most made at Rastar Pictures with film studio Columbia, include Murder by Death (1976), The Cheap Detective (1978), California Suite (1978), Chapter Two (1979), The Sunshine Boys (1975), Seems Like Old Times (1980), The Goodbye Girl (1977), The Slugger's Wife (1985), Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986), Biloxi Blues (1988) and Lost in Yonkers (1993). See more »


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[Eugene is trying to make "small talk" with Rowena]
Eugene Morris Jerome: Are you from Biloxi?
Rowena: No, Gulfport. My husband, too.
Eugene Morris Jerome: Your husband? You're married? My God, he'll KILL me if he finds me here!
Rowena: No he won't.
Eugene Morris Jerome: Yes he will!
Rowena: He won't. He's in the service. He knew about me before we were married. He's my best customer...
Eugene Morris Jerome: Customer? You charge your own husband?
Rowena: I mean he's my best lover.
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5 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

OK, we all have our favourite poignant movies right? know the type - the ones that hold you in rapture - time and again, because it speaks to you on a very personal level and effortlessly touches some part of your emotions that you keep hidden from the world - evoking deeply sad or blissfully happy memories from our own passage through life. Biloxi Blues is that movie for me.

Which of us do not carry emotional scars from; Our first time away from home. Our first time interacting with a group of strangers in a mutual climate. Our first sexual encounter. Our fist kiss. Our first love. Our first brush with authority. Our first glimpse at death.

Biloxi Blues is a movie that embraces many of the "rites of passage" that we all face in life and deals with them using comedy as a foil to gently explore them, without diminishing their poignancy. Neil Simon is peerless in this. The casting is faultless. The acting is immaculate. The humor is intelligent.

If you haven't seen this movie, do so. You can thank me later.

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