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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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Albert Brooks turned down the part of Bilko. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film, Ebersole is addressed as a Major, but the rank insignia on his hat is silver oak leaves, denoting he is a Lt. Colonel. The insignia for Major is golden oak leaves. See more »

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Wally: Speaking of Doberman, can I please have another roommate?
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Wally: He wet his bed!
Bilko: Oh, well, once in a while...
Wally: No, he did it from across the room.
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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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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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