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When her husband dies on their wedding night, Judy decides to join the United States Army. She realizes that she has never been independent in her entire life. What looks like a bad decision at first, turns out not so bad at all. That is, until her superior officer makes sexual advances on her. She has been transferred to NATO headquarters in Europe and (re)meets the Frenchman Henri Tremont. Judy and Henri decide to marry, but will they?Written by
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Goldie Hawn once said of the basic training preparation she went through in preparation for this film in the biography 'Pure Goldie: The Life and Times of Goldie Hawn' by Marc Shapiro: "After going through basic training, I would not resist the draft. Provided, of course, I could have a stunt double at all times." See more »
The berets worn by the soldiers and army officers in the film show the typical folds of berets that clearly have never been worn. In real army life, this is how you recognize new recruits. Any beret which has been worn for more than a few months will stay in the shape pushed to one ear. See more »
[while she and Henri are standing at the altar]
Henri, I know this is a really awkward time to do this, but I wanna break up.
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Opening credits prologue:
When Judy Benjamin was eight years old, she confessed her life's desire to her best friend.
"All I want," Judy whispered, "is a big house... nice clothes, two closets, a live-in maid, and a professional man for a husband."
This film is about a unfortunate young lady whose husband dies on their wedding night. She copes with her sorrow by mistakenly enlisting in the United States army.
"Private Benjamin" is very funny! Even the film is already thirty years old, the jokes are timeless. The scene that Goldie Hawn explaining that she is sent to the wrong army is hilarious. Well, actually the whole section about her adjusting to the fact that Army life is not a holiday is hilarious. Even though I have seen similar story lines before, it is still hilarious. If only all the comedies stood the test of time like "Private Benjamin"!
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