In the Army Now (1994)

PG  |   |  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!


Comedy | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

12 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

You're in the Army Now  »

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$28,864,707 (USA)

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Most of the basic training and war scenes were shot at Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma. A sign displaying the name "Fort Sill" is clearly visible in one scene. See more »


When Sgt. Stern and his buddies capture Bones, Jack, Christine, and Fred while they are filtering water, they yank Jack and Christine down under the water. The two were in shallow enough water to stand up in about knee length water, but the Sgt. Stern and his posse yank Christine and Jack straight down, when they should have fallen backwards, forward, or to either side. If they were yanked down, they wouldn't go down because they were standing on some sort of surface. See more »


Bones: Oh yeah, "Its not a job, it's an adventure."
Richard Day, Recruiting Sergeant: No, that's the Navy.
Bones: "The few and the proud?"
Richard Day, Recruiting Sergeant: No, that's the Marines.
Bones: "Keep going, going and gone?"
Jack: No, that's the Energizer Bunny.
Richard Day, Recruiting Sergeant: Gentlemen, we're "Be all you can be"
Bones: In the Arrrmy!
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Followed by In the Army Again See more »


Written by P. Brouwer, D. Gibbs, S. Hurley, P. Hurley
Performed by Gigolo Aunts
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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Is Pauley Shore Dead?
9 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Whatever happened to Pauley Shore? I guess he's still around but you didn't hear much from him after this movie, which was a decent success. It was a surprisingly-good lightweight comedy with a bunch of likable goofs and weirdos from Glendale, California, and their adventures after they join the Army Reserves.

The language was pretty tame in here but there were a lot of sexual innuendos, too many for a PG rating but not surprising in a modern-day comedy. That comedy overall is good with some laugh-out-loud scenes.

Also, as with many films, the ending gets carried away. It was really dumb, but for most of this movie it was entertaining enough to certainly recommend if you need a laugh.

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