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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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1st Lt. Oster
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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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29 March 1996 (USA)  »

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$39,000,000 (estimated)

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$30,400,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The full name of the small United States army base of Fort Baxter was the "U.S. Army Fort Baxter Research and Development Facility". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Bilko: [introducing Wally to the other men] Tony Morales. The only thing you need to know about Tony is this: he doesn't takes showers because it fogs up the mirror. And finally, the manchild of the hour, the master of disaster, the king of the universe, look out girls, he hates to dine alone, Private Duaaane Doberman!
Doberman: Aw, Sarge.
Bilko: Doberman doesn't take showers either but for an entirely different and much more frightening reason.
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Crazy Credits

"The filmmakers gratefully acknowledge the total lack of cooperation from the United States Army." See more »

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Version of The Phil Silvers Show (1955) See more »

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Partytown
Written by Glenn Frey, Jack Tempchin
Performed by Glenn Frey
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Without much of a story yet countless hilarious moments
17 January 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Sgt Bilko delivers countless laughs, mostly from Steve Martin, Dan Akroyd and Phil Hartman. The rest of the cast are a joke. There are so many gags, slapstick, and one-liners you have to enjoy it. There is no strong story line which is unfortunate, but Bilko gets away with it. The constant parody of the united states army is much more relaxed than the Korean setting of MASH.

Do not watch this film with any predispositions or expectations of what you are going to see, and you will enjoy it so much more. I recommend it to anyone who just wants a quick two hour getaway from reality, and a chance to let yourself go and have some fun.


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