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Biloxi Blues (1988)

 -  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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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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Corey Parker, who portrays Eugene Jerome's colleague Arnold Epstein in this film, took over the Eugene Jerome role for the sequel Broadway Bound (1992). See more »

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In an early scene an apparent troop train is shown crossing a bridge. The markings on the sides of the passenger cars read: "Erie-Lackawanna". These two railroads did not merge until 1960. See more »

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Toomey: Epstein, Arnold B.
Arnold Epstein: Ho, ho!
Toomey: Are there two Arnold Epsteins in this company?
Arnold Epstein: No, sergeant.
Toomey: But I heard more than one Ho.
Arnold Epstein: Yes, sergeant.
Toomey: Epstein, Arnold B.
Arnold Epstein: Ho!
Toomey: One more time.
Arnold Epstein: Ho!
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Ferris Bueller as Neil Simon in the army. What did we miss when we were all younger?!
1 April 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

In one of the many looks at days gone by, Neil Simon's alter ego Eugene Morris Jerome (Matthew Broderick) and friends go down to Biloxi, Mississippi, in early 1945 for basic training. Once there, they have to cope with one bad-ass sergeant (Christopher Walken) and a status quo totally unlike the one in New York. But we also see how the experience turns Eugene into a very different person, partially due to his relationship with local babe Daisy (Penelope Ann Miller).

"Biloxi Blues", in my opinion, is far from Mike Nichols's best movie. I find it having strength in showing these young men's coming of age and wondering what to do with their future. But still, it's fun to see the environs of the WWII-era South. And I really liked Eugene's fake name when he met that one woman; I couldn't have come up with anything like that! Worth seeing, along with "Brighton Beach Memoirs".

When Matthew Broderick played Ferris Bueller, who ever would have guessed that he would later play the guy - or the alter ego thereof - who wrote "The Odd Couple"?


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