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Sgt. Bilko (1996)

PG | | Comedy | 29 March 1996 (USA)
Sgt. Bilko is a well-liked conman in charge of the army base's motor pool, developing a hover tank and unofficially of gambling etc. One man hates Bilko and he's coming to inspect the base for possible closure.

Director:

Jonathan Lynn

Writers:

Nat Hiken (television series), Andy Breckman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko
Dan Aykroyd ... Col. John T. Hall
Phil Hartman ... Maj. Colin Thorn
Glenne Headly ... Rita Robbins
Daryl Mitchell ... Pfc. Wally Holbrook
Max Casella ... Spc. Dino Paparelli
Eric Edwards ... Pvt. Duane Doberman
Dan Ferro ... Spc. Tony Morales
John Marshall Jones ... Sgt. Henshaw
Brian Leckner ... Pfc. Sam Fender
John Ortiz ... Spc. Luis Clemente
Pamela Adlon ... Sgt. Raquel Barbella (as Pamela Segall)
Mitchell Whitfield ... Pfc. Mickey Zimmerman
Austin Pendleton ... Maj. Ebersole
Chris Rock ... 1st Lt. Oster
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Storyline

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 Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sergeant Bilko See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,110,080, 31 March 1996

Gross USA:

$30,356,793
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Sound Mix:

DTS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A picture on the back of the movie box suggests a deleted shot where Sgt. Bilko sprays air freshener on Pvt. Doberman, during the scene where Bilko introduces his platoon. See more »

Goofs

When Bilko is playing craps in Vegas, several times he shakes the dice with both hands, holds them away from the table, and then throws them. This would never be permitted in a real casino. See more »

Quotes

Wally: You men are soldiers! Guardians of freedom! And frankly I don't think there's a man or woman here who's taken their service oath seriously!
Fender: You know what? I'm gonna kill him.
Bilko: Fender!
[as Fender tries to grab him, Wally uses martial arts skills to twist his arm and flip him over onto the floor]
Bilko: Now, this is the stuff they should be teaching in the Army.
Wally: They are.
Bilko: No kidding?
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Crazy Credits

"The filmmakers gratefully acknowledge the total lack of cooperation from the United States Army." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Blue Murder: Crisis Management (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Sometimes She Forgets
Written by Steve Earle
Performed by Travis Tritt
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
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Comedy?!
9 March 2000 | by DavcatSee all my reviews

This was one of the worst "comedy" films I have seen for years. Martin can and has done far better. I also think it is an insult to the original Sgt Bilko TV shows, starring the late, great Phil Silvers. This is because it bears little in common with the original. At times I thought I was watching one of the later, abominable Police Academy films. Not impressed.


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