Having gotten a taste of college life, a drastically changed farm girl returns home for Thanksgiving break with her best friend, a flamboyant party animal who is clearly a fish out of water in a small farm town.
When jobless Tommy Collins discovers that sequestered jurors earn free room and board as well as $5-a-day, he gets himself assigned to a jury in a murder trial. Once there, he does ... See full summary »
Two criminals, Keats and Moses, end their friendship, when Keats turns out to be an undercover cop. Many years later, the two are forced to work together when Keats is assigned to protect Moses as a witness.
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
The video game Bones plays in the opening sequence is Return Fire (1994) for the 3DO. See more »
Bones is offered a promotion to Private First Class (PFC/E3) as an incentive to continue doing his job well. Enlisted men in the US Army are not "promoted" until they reach the rank of Sergeant (SGT/E5). Changes in rank from Private (PVT/E1) through Specialist (SPC/E4) are treated as "advancements" because the rank does not convey additional responsibility, only additional pay and seniority. All advancements in rank from E1 to E4 are automatic after a certain amount of time in the Army. Promotion to SGT requires additional training (the Primary Leadership Development Course, at the time of filming) and selection by a promotion board. Bones, Jack, Christine, and Fred all graduated from water purification training at the same time, so presumably they have all been in the Army for the same amount of time. As a result, they would all advance to PFC at the same time. The one likely exception would be Fred, who mentions that he is a dental student. Dental school is a graduate level school, which means Fred already has a Bachelor's Degree. Anyone who enlists in the US Army with a Bachelor's Degree would start as a SPC (E4). Even if he hadn't completed his Bachelor's, Fred would probably have enough college credit to begin his enlistment as a PFC. Either way, Fred would likely be the senior ranking Soldier in the group. Finally, purified water in the Army must meet certain requirements, none of which include taste. US Army water purification units have neither requirement, nor the equipment to improve the taste of their water. See more »
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The TV version includes a couple of deleted scenes, including a scene in which Bones and his friends get revenge on the special forces soldiers. See more »
While Son in Law is Pauly Shore's best movie, this is proves to be my personal favorite among his body of work. The premise of Shore being in the army is about hilarious as Leonardo DiCaprio demanding $25 million and getting it! Plenty of laughs either way. Anyway, this film was rather funny and sarcastic, satirizing the military and the macho attitudes which seem to be quite prevalent. While the cast (Shore, David Alan Grier, Andy Dick and Lori Petty) isn't going to impress you with their firm grasp of the thespian arts, it still was good stuff to watch. Also, Esai Morales and Art LaFleur both
provided solid supporting roles.
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