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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bones Conway
... Jack Kaufman
... Christine Jones
... Fred Ostroff
... Sgt. Stern
... Sgt. Ladd
... 1st Sgt. Brandon T. Williams
... Gabriella
... Richard Day, Recruiting Sergeant
... Sgt. Daniels
Peter Spellos ... Mr. Quinn
Barry Nolan ... Stu Krieger
Coleen Christie ... News Anchor Person
... Colonel
... Lt. Col. Peter Hume
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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!

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Comedy | War

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

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12 August 1994 (USA)  »

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You're in the Army Now  »

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$28,864,707
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According to an interview, the scar on the back of Pauly Shore's neck, which can be seen when he first encounters the female drill sergeant, occurred during filming when a shell casing from one of the firearms ejected and landed on his neck, burning him. This scar can actually be seen first after Bones gets his hair cut and the barber turns him around See more »

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After they get to Chad, Fred sees some children wearing clothing typical of the Indo-China region. See more »

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Bones: Actually, I wish you WERE my "first" sergeant, but I already had a couple before you.
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References The Addams Family (1964) See more »

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Written by P. Brouwer, D. Gibbs, S. Hurley, P. Hurley
Performed by Gigolo Aunts
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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The funniest of the Pauly Shore movies.
19 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

I know most people find Pauly Shore (Bio-Dome, Encino Man) to be really annoying. He can be extremely annoying, but he can also be truly funny. In the movie In the Army Now, Shore plays another one of his likable loser characters. He and his best friend, played by Andy Dick (TV's News Radio) just got fired from their jobs and need money. So they both enlist in the Army Reserves assuming they will never have to do anything. During the movie they meet some new friends, Lori Petty (Tank Girl, The Glass Shield) and David Alan Grier (McHale's Navy). Pauly Shore and Andy Dick decide to join the water purification unit and Shore displays a real talent for that. Of course, a war starts and they get sent into Libya to help out the troops by purifying water if needed. The film is actually very funny and had me laughing consistently, Shore stays away from being too annoying. Andy Dick is just as funny as he is on NewsRadio. Petty and Grier are also funny. I recommend this for Shore fans and those who want a good impression of him.


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