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Biloxi Blues (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 25 March 1988 (USA)
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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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$43,184,798 (USA)
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The "Blues" of the title does not refer to the melancholic music genre which might be associated with the story's setting of Mississippi but the "Blues" refers to the melancholy associated with the hardship of being in military basic training. 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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Eugene Morris Jerome: Carney, you're first. You're gonna be dead. Killed in action. What do you want to do with the last few days of your life?
Carney: I'd sing at Radio City Music Hall. Five shows a day, my own spot. In the audience are five thousand screaming, gorgeous girls and every one of them wants me. And there's one man, the president of Decca Records, and he wants to give me a big contract, and I have to make a choice.
Selridge: [whispering] Take the record contract. I would take the record contract.
Carney: Right. Right, I'd take ...
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5 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

OK, we all have our favourite poignant movies right?....you 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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