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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 military vehicles, and so on, which are all violations. However, his commanding officer, Colonel Hall overlooks them, cause he is more concerned about his future, cause a lot of bases are being closed, and the inspector, Major Thorn was on the verge of doing that. But when he heard that Bilko was on the base, he turned into a mad dog. It seems that Thorn was a "thorn" in Bilko's side many years ago but through a series of misunderstandings, Thorn was accused of carrying out or being the brains behind one of Bilko's schemes, he would be sent to Greenland and his career has not gone as he hoped it would and now wants revenge on Bilko. Written by
The big gold stripes on Bilko's black dress uniform (worn during the wedding day scenes) are services stripes. Each one equals 3 years of service, he has 9 on each arm, so this indicates he's been in the U.S. Army for at least 27 years. See more »
Almost every officer and non-commissioned officer in this movie has a CIB (Combat Infantryman Badge) on their uniform. CIB's are awarded to Infantry or Special Forces soldiers who have served in combat. All of the officers in the movie are branched Armor (according to the insignia on their uniforms) and it can be assumed that the enlisted soldiers have Armor or related MOS's (military occupational specialty, Army term for 'job'). I doubt every officer and NCO character was previously branched Infantry or SF and served in combat before switching to Armor. See more »
He's gonna think of something. Remember that time I got the letter from my wife saying that she wanted to break up with me? Huh? Remember what Bilko did?
He got your wife back?
No, he got me another wife! A better wife!
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"The filmmakers gratefully acknowledge the total lack of cooperation from the United States Army." See more »
Speaking as one of the people who knows the movie better than the show...
...I say that I like the movie. I think that Steve Martin was the perfect person to play the role, and that it was good for him and Dan Aykroyd to co-star after all these years. If it was lower humor than we usually associate with the two, then the crazy scenes justify that. I remember that I saw this a week or two after I saw "Mr. Holland's Opus", and was surprised to see Glenne Headly doing such a different role. Phil Hartman, meanwhile, makes one nasty dude (it reminds you what we lost when he got killed).
Anyway, this is a silly movie, but quite funny. I suspect that up in that great army base in the sky, Phil Silvers must feel honored that they made this movie.
Also featuring Chris Rock and Silvers's daughter Cathy in supporting roles.
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