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Renaissance Man (1994)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  3 June 1994 (USA)
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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 »

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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 training! Be on alert as this unlikely new teacher and his underdog class unexpectedly inspire each other to be all they can be! Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »

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3 June 1994 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$24,332,324 (USA)
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Sergeant Cass rank in the U.S. Army is actually a E-7 or Sergeant First Class. A sergeant on the other hand is a E-5 or Sergeant. See more »

Goofs

The underlining under "OXYMORON" changes between when Bill first writes it and when he explains it to Montgomery. See more »

Quotes

Pvt. Donnie Benitez: [Sgt Cass has just ordered Benitez to recite Shakespeare] "He that shall live this day, and see old age, Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbors, And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian:' Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars. And say 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.' Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot, But he'll remember with advantages What feats he did that day:
[the rest of the platoon gathers around]
Pvt. Donnie Benitez: then shall our names, Familiar in his mouth as household words Harry ...
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References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

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A little cheesy, but i will never get tired of it.
3 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The older I get the more I realize how this movie is a little cheesy, But if you really like a feel good movie you can't go wrong with this one. Danny Devito did a wonderful job playing a teacher in the army.(a job he didn't ask for and is not looking forward to)He is brought in to teach these kids that everyone thinks are stupid. Every one of the characters left an impression in my mind. They all did a wonderful job at playing their roles.Each one of the student's are different and everyone knows someone in real life like each one of them. It is a little like dead poet's society but with more comedy and a more "happy good feeling" I am always in a GREAT mood at the end of this movie!


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