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...
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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
Phil Hartman used to regularly impersonate Paul Ford (the original Colonel Hall) and even used the impression during his SNL audition. Despite that, he was deemed too young looking to play Colonel Hall. See more »
In the final hover tank test, the shadow cast by the tank sometimes changes within the same shot. Specifically, when you see it come out of the water you can watch it move from the left side of the tank to the right. It obviously has something to do with the low special effects budget. See more »
You men are soldiers! Guardians of freedom! And frankly I don't think there's a man or woman here who's taken their service oath seriously!
You know what? I'm gonna kill him.
[as Fender tries to grab him, Wally uses martial arts skills to twist his arm and flip him over onto the floor]
Now, this is the stuff they should be teaching in the Army.
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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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