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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bilko's group (Company B) switches the sign on their barracks with the sign on Company A's barracks. One of the names on Company B's sign is Cpt. Hiken. Nat Hiken was the creator of the original The Phil Silvers Show (1955), on which this movie is based. See more »

Goofs

Sgt. Bilko, Colonel Hall and Major Thorn each wear Sharpshooter marksmanship badges (the iron cross-like metal badges underneath their medal ribbons) This badge is only worn by enlisted men, not officers, so while it's OK for Bilko to wear it, Hall and Thorn shouldn't be. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Hall: Very good. As you were.
[the men just stand there]
Bilko: He means go back to what you were doing.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Only You
Written by Buck Ram, Buck Ram (as Andre Rand)
Performed by Travis Tritt
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
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Without much of a story yet countless hilarious moments
17 January 2005 | by falcon135See all my reviews

Sgt Bilko delivers countless laughs, mostly from Steve Martin, Dan Akroyd and Phil Hartman. The rest of the cast are a joke. There are so many gags, slapstick, and one-liners you have to enjoy it. There is no strong story line which is unfortunate, but Bilko gets away with it. The constant parody of the united states army is much more relaxed than the Korean setting of MASH.

Do not watch this film with any predispositions or expectations of what you are going to see, and you will enjoy it so much more. I recommend it to anyone who just wants a quick two hour getaway from reality, and a chance to let yourself go and have some fun.


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