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Sgt. Bilko (1996)

 -  Comedy  -  29 March 1996 (USA)
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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 »

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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 <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »

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29 March 1996 (USA)  »

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$39,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,003,400 (UK) (19 April 1996)
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Trivia

The "super control fire elevator" board is actually a 2400 baud internal modem without the mounting brace. See more »

Goofs

In the film, Fort Baxter is posited to be located somewhere in California. In Season 2, Episode 14 of The Phil Silvers Show, titled "Sgt. Bilko Presents Ed Sullivan", Ed Sullivan and the Army's Brass reveal that Fort Baxter is, in fact, located in Kansas. See more »

Quotes

Major Ebersole: Well, theoretically, and I wouldn't bet the farm, the hover tank will lift off and hover several inches above the pond.
Colonel Hall: Good. Very good.
Major Ebersole: Yeah. Then it will engage the targets. The cannon, boom, the ammunition dump, kaboom, that truck, boom.
Colonel Hall: Excellent. Though, one thought. Maybe it should be boom, boom, *then* kaboom. You know, save that kaboom for the very last, kind of like a hoo-ah grand finale. What do you think, Major?
Major Ebersole: [stares at him] I'll make a note of it, sir.
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"The filmmakers gratefully acknowledge the total lack of cooperation from the United States Army." See more »

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Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #2.1 (1997) See more »

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Behind Closed Doors
Written by Kenny O'Dell
Performed by Charlie Rich
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Don't look at the votes rating
1 October 2001 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is actually a very funny movie, one of Steve's funniest movies - up there with Father of the Bride. All the characters, Dan Akroyd, Phil Hartman, even an appearance by Chris Rock make this an extremely enjoyable movie. The Hover Tank was hands down the funniest part. Steve is full of laughs in this movie and acts out the character of Sergeant Bilko superbly. I have watched this movie at least four times and I was still laughing all the way through. This is in fact one of my all time favourite comedies. I have never seen the original and perhaps my judgement of this movie is therefore altered. Yet if you have never seen or even heard of the original and you like Steve's work then you will surely like this. Don't look at the votes rating I'll give this 8/10.


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