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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

Early in the movie they play the same trumpet tune three times in a row. If they were trying to show what was happening at the same time it would be acceptable but the actions included the same actor. Musical or trumpet calls happen once a day to mark specific events and times, they happen once a day. See more »

Goofs

In a number of scenes, MSG Bilko has a 69th Infantry Division patch on his right sleeve which denotes that he had served on a combat tour with the division. The 69th ID was inactivated 16 September 1945. MSG Bilko is not old enough to have fought during WW2. 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

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

Soundtracks

Feelin' Single - Seein' Double
Written by Wayne Kemp
Performed by Emmylou Harris
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Comedy that's both funny and likeable.
24 January 1999 | by emmSee all my reviews

Finally, a movie that really has "comedy" stamped all over it! SGT. BILKO is one of the better comedy films I've seen, thanks to veteran Steve Martin who provided every bit of sense in his humor and personality. A tank that flies above ground level! How innovative! Although the same substances are present like other modern-day comedies, it embraces a more likeable feeling. That means you won't have to put up with disgrace over excessive flatulence discovered in thousands of other movies in the genre. Only on occasion does this matter exist, and we all know Hollywood can't help it these days. But it's better than some, right?


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