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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David S. Ward
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
In a number of scenes, MSG Bilko has a 69th Infantry Division patch on his right sleeve which denotes that he had served on a combat tour with the division. The 69th ID was inactivated 16 September 1945. MSG Bilko is not old enough to have fought during WW2. See more »
You manipulated me! How could you?
Why not? I have a masters in manipulation from the University of Bilko.
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"The filmmakers gratefully acknowledge the total lack of cooperation from the United States Army." See more »
Very funny movie for people who possess a sense of humor
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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