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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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Fort Baxter must be located somewhere in California. It is within driving distance of Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas, and at one point a reference is made to return the horse to Knott's Berry Farm, which is located in Southern California. See more »

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The Fort Baxter radio station's call sign is allowed to start with a W, even though Kansas is west of the Mississippi, because the boundary line was once farther west and stations did not have to be renamed when it was moved. WIBW and WREN are real-life stations in Topeka, Kansas. See more »

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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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References Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964) See more »

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Tush
Written by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard
Performed by ZZ Top
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
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One of the best comedies ever
9 November 2006 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

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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