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In the Army Now (1994)

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the basic training and war scenes were shot at Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma. A sign displaying the name "Fort Sill" is clearly visible in one scene. See more »

Goofs

At a party back home, Bones mentions to his then girlfriend that "he" (his penis) hadn't seen her in 8 weeks, yet he's apparently already fully trained in water purification. After 8 weeks of basic training, an additional 10 weeks of training is required to become a Water Treatment Specialist (the official MOS title). See more »

Quotes

Bones: Is it hot in Chad?
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World of Swirl
Written by Billy Gibbons
Performed by ZZ Top
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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30 August 2003 | by dtucker86See all my reviews

This is a film that is sort of a guilty pleasure for me, what I mean by that is that its a film that I am almost ashamed to admit that I like. Pauly Shore is a lot more talented then his critics would have you believe. I am a Sergeant in the Army and on October 20th I will have ten years on active duty. I also spent six years in the National Guard and served in Operation Desert Storm. Watching military movies is fun for me because I often laugh at them and say that it is not like that in real life. This film gave me a lot of laughs. I liked the scene where Pauly dropped that grenade in basic. I would have killed him if I had been his drill sergeant. I think Lori Petty played a good part in this film. She is an underated actress who can do comedy and drama very well. People have not given her enough credit. She sort of steals the show in this movie as Christine. I was sort of reminded of my Gulf war experiences when I was watching them in the desert. I remember when our plane landed I just looked around and there was nothing only sand and thats what they see. This film understandebly never won any Oscars and I doubt if the American Film Institute will ever fight to preserve it, but it is still a nice way to waste two hours.


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