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Sgt. Bilko (1996)

PG | | Comedy | 29 March 1996 (USA)
Sgt. Bilko is in charge of the Motor Pool at an Army base. He's also a good-natured con man, providing gambling facilities for the soldiers on base. When an old enemy from his past shows up... See full summary »

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Sgt. Bilko is in charge of the Motor Pool at an Army base. He's also a good-natured con man, providing gambling facilities for the soldiers on base. When an old enemy from his past shows up to inspect his records and steal away his fianceé, Sgt. Bilko has to put his skills to creative use... Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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

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Box Office

Budget:

$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,110,080 (USA) (31 March 1996)

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$30,356,793 (USA)
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The movie was made and released about forty-one years after the character of Sgt. Bilko was first seen portrayed by Phil Silvers in 1955 on Episode #8.53 of The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) [See: The Ed Sullivan Show: Episode #8.53 (1955)].The character later became a regular on the The Phil Silvers Show (1955). See more »

Goofs

Sgt. Bilko, Colonel Hall and Major Thorn each wear Sharpshooter marksmanship badges (the iron cross-like metal badges underneath their medal ribbons) This badge is only worn by enlisted men, not officers, so while it's OK for Bilko to wear it, Hall and Thorn shouldn't be. See more »

Quotes

Barbella: Sarge, you're crying.
Bilko: [as he admires Las Vegas] It's just so beautiful!
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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 Showbiz Today: Episode dated 28 March 1996 (1996) See more »

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Written and Performed by Chuck Berry
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Very funny movie for people who possess a sense of humor
4 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Seems to me like most of the negative votes come from fans of the original show.

I am glad I never saw it, because I think this is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. I love Bilko's character. Martin plays a charismatic, scheming yet kind hearted con artist.

I love his comic timing in this movie. It's definitely my favorite Steve Martin role.

I think part of the reason I like Martin, is for the same reason I like characters like Bugs Bunny. He always comes out on top, and is usually in complete control of a situation. I love that type of role - who does not want to be more like a Sgt Bilko?

I thought almost every scene was funny. I liked pretty much every actor in it. It's not for serious people. I sometimes wonder why serious people bother to rate comedies at all - some people were born with no sense of humor, from what I can tell.

For those people who dislike (or are bored of) put down humor, sex humor, or gross out humor, this is none of those (Not that I don't mind some of that, but a change of pace is always welcome.)

It's a politer, lighter, silly humor almost cartoonish, in a good way.

I have seen this movie at least three times, and still laugh at it.

So if you are not a fan of the TV show, I think you will like this in spite of the shockingly low review of this movie.


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