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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Daniel Petrie Jr.

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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!

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Comedy | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Bones enlists as a Water Purification Specialist in the Army Reserve thinking he'll be in safe position far from danger. In reality, a reserve water purification unit assigned to the 14th Quartermaster Detachment suffered the highest casualty rate of any American unit in the Gulf War. A Scud missile struck their barracks in Saudi Arabia, killing or wounded 81% of the soldiers of the unit. See more »

Goofs

In one scene set in Chad/Libya, a mountain in the background has a very pronounced hump. The mountain is Castle Dome outside of Yuma, Arizona. See more »

Quotes

Link: [to Bones and Jack in the mess tent] Don't eat the chicken... tastes just like frog.
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Features Return Fire (1994) See more »

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Bloom
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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Is Pauley Shore Dead?
9 October 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Whatever happened to Pauley Shore? I guess he's still around but you didn't hear much from him after this movie, which was a decent success. It was a surprisingly-good lightweight comedy with a bunch of likable goofs and weirdos from Glendale, California, and their adventures after they join the Army Reserves.

The language was pretty tame in here but there were a lot of sexual innuendos, too many for a PG rating but not surprising in a modern-day comedy. That comedy overall is good with some laugh-out-loud scenes.

Also, as with many films, the ending gets carried away. It was really dumb, but for most of this movie it was entertaining enough to certainly recommend if you need a laugh.


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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

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,367,194, 14 August 1994

Gross USA:

$28,881,266

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,881,266
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Company Credits

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Hollywood Pictures See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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