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In the Army Now (1994)

 -  Comedy | War  -  12 August 1994 (USA)
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Two misguided youths join the reserves to make some money for their entrepreneurial dreams. No sooner than they finish basic training are they called up to do their part to save the free world.

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Bones and Jack are two guys with very little going right in their lives. The two decide to join the Army as part of the water purification team and eventually find themselves on the front lines in the conflict between the northern African countries of Chad and Libya. The two men, along with a few companions, have it upon themselves to save the day in combat, something they know little about. Written by Anonymous

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Sleep tight, America! The safety of the free world rests in his hands!

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Rated PG for some war action, mild language and comic sensuality | See all certifications »

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12 August 1994 (USA)  »

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You're in the Army Now  »

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$28,864,707 (USA)
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Trivia

At the time this movie was filmed, actual Water Purification Specialists completed their training course in Fort Lee, Virginia not Fort Sill, Oklahoma. In addition the United States Air Force water purification specialists complete their training course at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls which is actually about 30 miles from Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. In addition the Army spends 4 weeks there. See more »

Goofs

At 1:24:34 when Jack hands Bones the bazooka, he hands it to him backwards, but when Bones stands up, it's facing the right way. See more »

Quotes

[Bones, Fred, Christine, and Jack are in their tent at night]
Bones: Hey this reminds me of camp... John Jacob Jingle Himenschmidt
[Fred, Christine, Bones, and Jack sing the rest]
Bones, Christine, Jack, and Fred: LA LA LA LA LA LA LA! John...
Other Troops: SHUT UP!
[silence]
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Featured in Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003) See more »

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Stars & Stripes Forever
Written by John Philip Sousa (as John P. Sousa)
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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well, there's one bright spot
9 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's Pauly Shore. It is what it is. However, i do have one, personally infamous issue with this movie. Oh sure, i can laugh about it now b/c it was so long ago, but at the time, i could have beat Pauly Shore with any number of garden tools. you see... I was going through basic training for the Army at Ft. Sill in 1994 and was "asked" by my drill sergeant's to be one of the unwittingly captive extras out there running in place in the "EXTEND TO THE LEFT---MARCH!!!" scene. That's right, sports fans, i was one of those poor souls kept out of bed until the wee hours of the morning so that Mr. Shore could have his early morning Army PT scene. Only it wasn't early morning. It was filmed in about three takes between the hours of 2000 and 2400. That's 9:00p.m. 'til midnight. For those or us who know, sleep in basic training is a rare and valued commodity and Mr. Shore took about four of the six hours i got away that night. So, needless to say, my fellow recruits and I didn't much care for Mr. Shore, especially at 0300 the next morning when the training day started. we somehow got through it but never really got over it. It wasn't until a few years later that I finally got to watch the movie. That infamous scene comes on and guess what I see. I see my bald-headed self out there running in place clear as day...well, night. It's only for maybe three seconds, but it's long enough to be confirmed by a number of people. So, there it is, three seconds of my fifteen minutes of fame used in a Pauly Shore movie. wow.


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