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In the Army Now (1994)

PG | | Comedy, War | 12 August 1994 (USA)
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Two misguided youths join the reserves to make some money for their entrepreneurial dreams. No sooner than they finish basic training are they called up to do their part to save the free world.

Director:

Daniel Petrie Jr.

Writers:

Steve Zacharias (story), Jeff Buhai (story) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pauly Shore ... Bones Conway
Andy Dick ... Jack Kaufman
Lori Petty ... Christine Jones
David Alan Grier ... Fred Ostroff
Esai Morales ... Sgt. Stern
Lynn Whitfield ... Sgt. Ladd
Art LaFleur ... 1st Sgt. Brandon T. Williams
Fabiana Udenio ... Gabriella
Glenn Morshower ... Richard Day, Recruiting Sergeant
Beau Billingslea ... Sgt. Daniels
Peter Spellos ... Mr. Quinn
Barry Nolan Barry Nolan ... Stu Krieger
Coleen Christie Coleen Christie ... News Anchor Person
Ryan Cutrona ... Colonel
Paul Mooney ... Lt. Col. Peter Hume
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Storyline

Bones and Jack are two guys with very little going right in their lives. The two decide to join the Army as part of the water purification team and eventually find themselves on the front lines in the conflict between the northern African countries of Chad and Libya. The two men, along with a few companions, have it upon themselves to save the day in combat, something they know little about. Written by Anonymous

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Sleep tight, America! The safety of the free world rests in his hands!

Genres:

Comedy | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some war action, mild language and comic sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

You're in the Army Now See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$28,864,707
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hollywood Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the scenes in Chad/Libya has a mountain in the background with a very pronounced hump on it. The mountain is Castle Dome in Imperial Valley, California. See more »

Goofs

When Sgt. Stern and his buddies capture Bones, Jack, Christine, and Fred while they are filtering water, they yank Jack and Christine down under the water. The two were in shallow enough water to stand up in about knee length water, but the Sgt. Stern and his posse yank Christine and Jack straight down, when they should have fallen backwards, forward, or to either side. If they were yanked down, they wouldn't go down because they were standing on some sort of surface. See more »

Quotes

1st Sgt. Brandon T. Williams: I am First Sergeant Brandon T. Williams. It is my intention to run this company like a clock. If one gear slips in my clock, my clock'll tell the wrong time. If one spring is loose in my clock, my clock'll tell the wrong time. First Sergeant Williams likes his clock to tell the right time. Do you understand me?
Other Troops: Yes, First Sergeant!
Jack: What did he just say?
Bones: I don't know, something about his clock being broken.
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Soundtracks

Get Down Tonight
Written by Harry Wayne Casey (as Harry W. Casey), Richard Finch
Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band
Courtesy of Rhino Records
by Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Pauly Shore sucks, but this movie doesn't.
14 June 2005 | by the-jerkSee all my reviews

I am not a fan of Pauly Shore movies. I didn't like "Encino Man", I didn't like "Son-in-Law", and I didn't like "Jury Duty". I thought he was occasionally funny on MTV (he did one bit as Kennedy that had me rolling once), but I don't think he made the transition to movies well. He's made some real stinkers.

Okay. That being said, I actually DID like this movie. I even liked Pauly Shore in it. And although it probably wasn't a good movie by any standards, it had some extremely funny parts, like the part where Shore dropped the grenade and threw the pin in basic training. The premise (Shore joins the army as a water treatment specialist thinking he'll never have to go to war, but...) was an engaging one, and the foursome at the center (Shore, Lori Petty, Andy Dick, and David Alan Grier) worked well together, and seemed to be having a good time. I especially liked David Alan Grier as the dentist who was afraid of everything, and Petty was appropriately hammy as the butch girl who couldn't wait to go to war.

Overall, a decent movie, but a masterpiece by Pauly Shore movie standards.


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