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 »
Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a ... 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
A picture on the back of the movie box suggests a deleted shot where Sgt. Bilko sprays air freshener on Pvt. Doberman, during the scene where Bilko introduces his platoon. See more »
During the wedding ceremony at the end of the movie, Rita is still holding her cards from their game of showdown. In the wide shots the cards are stacked together in her hand. But, in the closeup they are fanned out. See more »
[Bilko is playing golf on the army base]
Twenty bucks says I can hit the parking lot.
I don't gamble.
Well, what is it you *do* do?
Permission to speak freely...
Yeah, yeah, yeah, go ahead!
I get up every morning and I get dressed to protect the American way of life.
Would you tell me that later tonight so I don't have to take a sleeping pill?
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"The filmmakers gratefully acknowledge the total lack of cooperation from the United States Army." See more »
I also cant believe the movie is so poorly rated. Whats wrong? So many toilette-humour-pictures got much better rating. And this movie which is really full of fine humour is rated so bad.
Steve Martin is awesome here as well as all other actors. The movie IS funny, the situations are funny, the plot deserves to be rewarded.
It's one of my all time favorites - i do laugh every time i watch it.
Bilko is an incredibly charming foxy Sgt. For me it's one of Steve Martin's best roles. I cant but smile seeing his every face expression, gesture or action. Just super! And all the actors were at their best. Just on their places. I rate it "excellent"
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