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In the Army Now (1994)

PG | | Comedy, War | 12 August 1994 (USA)
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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Comedy | War

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

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$28,864,707 (USA)
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One of the scenes in Chad/Libya has a mountain in the background with a very pronounced hump on it. The mountain is Castle Dome in Imperial Valley, California. See more »

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During the airstrike, two aircraft are show flying in, an F-14 and an F-111 but only the F-111 is shown bombing the scud site. See more »

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Bones: Is it hot in Chad?
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Features Return Fire (1994) See more »

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Written by David Usher, Mark Makowy, Kevin Young, Jeff Pearce
Performed by Moist
Courtesy of EMI Records USA, a division of ERG
Under License from Cema Special Markets
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Excellent movie, as good as Bio Dome.
19 April 2005 | by (Glendale, AZ) – See all my reviews

I loved the movie for a lot of reasons. Pauly Shore and David Alan Grier, for example.

My ONE small gripe; the fighter jets used in the movie. At first, it seemed as if the planes were Tornado Marines, single-tail, single-engine fighters. In other scenes, if you're into military aircraft, or have seen Top Gun, you can clearly see that they are F-14 Tomcats, dual-tail (or split-fin, as Luke Air Force Base pilots refer to them), dual-engine fighters. I'm guessing that since the Tornado and the Tomcat share a lot of similarities (swing-wings, similar forward fuselages, and near-cockpit intake vents), that only a person, or persons, familiar with aircraft would be able to tell the difference.

Otherwise, I rank In The Army Now with Stripes, Sgt. Bilko, McHale's Navy, Down Periscope, Hot Shots Pts 1 and 2, and Major Payne, all funny military comedies.


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