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(1988)

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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>
  • New York intellectual Eugene Morris Jerome starts military service thoughtfully, yet patriotically prepared to part-take in World War II. In boot-camp at Biloxi, Mississippi, he faces the brutally opposed views of other recruits, especially the less-educated. Still they must bind, of not bond, facing the sadistic instructor during their physically ruthless and mentally abusive training, which is heading for tragedy. Meanwhile, their boyish minds wander often to sexual frustrations, from obsession with potency (and 'escaping' virginity) to prejudice against gays.

    - Written by KGF Vissers
  • Based on Neil Simon's play of the same name, "Biloxi Blues" is the sequel to Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs." It takes up with the story of Eugene Jerome as he is on his way to boot camp in Mississippi to train for WWII. He learns the hardships of war through boot camp, to accept other people's differences, falls in love and loses his virginity to a prostitute. He and the other young men must endure the rigorous training and abuse from their drill sergeant played by Christopher Walken.

    - Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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