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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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 <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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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)

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$43,184,798 (USA)
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The film was made and released about three years after its source play by Neil Simon was first performed on late 1984. The original Broadway production of "Biloxi Blues" opened at the Neil Simon Theater on 28th March 1985 and ran for 524 performances until 28th June 1986. Matthew Broderick, Penelope Ann Miller and Matt Mulhern reprized their roles in this movie. The play was nominated three Tony Awards in 1985 - Best Play, Best Featured Actor (Barry Miller) and Best Direction (Gene Saks). The play would premier at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California on 8th December 1984 where it ran until 2nd February 1985. The play's setting is described in its intro as "Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississippi, 1943". See more »

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Epstein's bed relative to the window and coat rack as he's reading Jerome's memoirs. 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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Ho Yes! Ho NO! HO NOTHING!
16 July 2002 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

Well I'm disappointed. :-( This film deserves much more than a 6.6 rating! If you watch Brighton Beach Memoires you will love this film. Personally the 1st film was better but maybe because I could relate to a younger Jerome. But this film, oh yes! Christopher Walken you are my GOD! He is so funny in this film in my view! The way he makes the wise-cracking Jerome (Broderick) and fellow NY boy Epstein (Corey) is great. Ok he is a nut but that is Walken- he would be the worst Army officer I would want! Great film- the scene with the 'escort' is great! "You're not breathing! Breathe!" Unbelievable! It is also heart-warming and I love it! Overall I must give it a 8.5/10. Give it a try dont let the 6.6 rating fool you! HO NO!


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