Lt. Cmdr. Tom Dodge is assigned as Captain to the USS Stingray, an old diesel driven submarine that has seen better days. With a crew that consists only of weird guys (and a gal), he's ... See full summary »
This movie is a remake of the hit series which starred, Phil Silvers as Sgt. Bilko. In this movie, Bilko runs the motor pool and has all sorts of scams going on like gambling, renting out ... See full summary »
Five kids are left home when their mother leaves town on a three-month vacation to Australia, only to have their geriatric babysitter die of a heart attack, leading to the eldest teen, Sue Ellen, to scam her way into taking a job at a hip Los Angeles fashion company to feed and support her needy siblings.
Uncle Joe is ageing. He's also a millionaire. That's why his family is trying so very hard to get into his good books. They all want a piece of his empire. Unfortunately Uncle Joe isn't as ... See full summary »
Beverly Hills couple Barbara and Dave Whiteman are very rich but not happy Dave is a hard working business man, his wife is only interested in yoga, aerobics and other meditation classes, ... See full summary »
Major Benson Winifred Payne is being discharged from the Marines. Payne is a killin' machine, but the wars of the world are no longer fought on the battlefield. A career Marine, he has no ... See full summary »
Lt. Cmdr. Tom Dodge is assigned as Captain to the USS Stingray, an old diesel driven submarine that has seen better days. With a crew that consists only of weird guys (and a gal), he's headed against the atomic powered USS Orlando, with the mission to destroy a dummy battleship. Written by
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When the 'Stingray' passes between the two propellers of the tanker in its attempt to sneak into Norfolk, the propellers are shown to be at a level approximately half-way down the hull of the 'Stingray'. However, the 'Stingray' was said to be a WWII-vintage 'Balao'-class submarine and the distance from bottom of keel to top of the conning tower was something like 60 feet. This would mean that the propellers were suspended at least thirty feet below the hull of the tanker, which is completely contrary to modern ship design. See more »
[while all the other crew members are working hard cleaning the boat, Stepanak is sitting in a lawn chair and sunning himself]
Lt. Comd. Dodge:
Stepanek, what are you doing?
As little as possible, sir. I'm a detriment to the entire operation. Total morale crusher.
Lt. Comd. Dodge:
You know, of course, that the submarine service is entirely volunteer. All you have to do is quit.
My old man won't let me.
He's an admiral. Thinks sub duty will shape me up. Ha!
Lt. Comd. Dodge:
Well, I'm afraid you leave me no choice, son, but to ...
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As the credits begins to roll, The Village People and several cast members start singing "In The Navy." See more »
I'm glad they finally released it on DVD. I bought the video tape years ago and watch it at least once or twice a year.
Grammer has a wry wit about him that really makes this movie a success. Its formula is certainly not original, but it's very funny nonetheless. I am very surprised that it didn't receive higher in the ratings.
It ranks as one of my all-time favorite comedies. It's just a fun little flick that makes you feel good. And sometimes, that's all a movie is meant to be.
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