A down-on-his-luck businessman desperately takes the only job offered - a teacher in the U.S. Army. His mission: keep a ragtag bunch of underachieving misfits from flunking out of basic ... See full summary »
Bernie LaPlante is having a rough time. He's divorced, his ex-wife hates him, and has custody of their son. The cops are setting a trap for him, then to top it all, he loses a shoe while rescuing passengers of a plane crash. Being a thief who is down on his luck, he takes advantage of the rescue, but then someone else claims credit for it. Written by
Chevy Chase could not be credited because he was under contract with Warner Brothers at the time. Columbia Pictures was allowed to hire Chase as long as he would go uncredited so he would not violate his contract. See more »
When Bernie and John are driving in stop and go traffic the car they are in doesn't move. All the cars around it inch up and move in reverse through the entire conversation. See more »
Auld Lang Syne
Traditional Scottish 17th century music
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Played and sung during the opening credits by an unidentified chorus
Reprised by them at the end See more »
With a cast of the best actors of our time and one of the great ironic scripts, second to none in adventure story line, this film is relentlessly powerful. Hoffman, Garcia and Davis misunderstand and misrepresent each other to a fine tease in a magnificent display of the highs and lows of being human in America in the late twentieth century.
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