Sgt. Bilko is in charge of the Motor Pool at an Army base. He's also a good-natured con man, providing gambling facilities for the soldiers on base. When an old enemy from his past shows up...
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Sgt. Bilko is in charge of the Motor Pool at an Army base. He's also a good-natured con man, providing gambling facilities for the soldiers on base. When an old enemy from his past shows up to inspect his records and steal away his fianceé, Sgt. Bilko has to put his skills to creative use...Written by
In the film, Fort Baxter is posited to be located somewhere in California. In Season 2, Episode 14 of The Phil Silvers Show, titled "Sgt. Bilko Presents Ed Sullivan", Ed Sullivan and the Army's Brass reveal that Fort Baxter is, in fact, located in Kansas. See more »
[they look around]
I'm talking to you. Because that's what you are, really, soldiers. Every last one you with a couple of exceptions.
He's got a plan.
He sure does.
I'm going to tell you a little story. There once was a little boy, and that little boy had a dream to run one of the most sophistocated, illegal gaming operations the United States Army has ever seen.
He's not worried.
Not a bit.
And that little boy's dream came true......
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"The filmmakers gratefully acknowledge the total lack of cooperation from the United States Army." See more »
Speaking as one of the people who knows the movie better than the show...
...I say that I like the movie. I think that Steve Martin was the perfect person to play the role, and that it was good for him and Dan Aykroyd to co-star after all these years. If it was lower humor than we usually associate with the two, then the crazy scenes justify that. I remember that I saw this a week or two after I saw "Mr. Holland's Opus", and was surprised to see Glenne Headly doing such a different role. Phil Hartman, meanwhile, makes one nasty dude (it reminds you what we lost when he got killed).
Anyway, this is a silly movie, but quite funny. I suspect that up in that great army base in the sky, Phil Silvers must feel honored that they made this movie.
Also featuring Chris Rock and Silvers's daughter Cathy in supporting roles.
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