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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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Trivia

After Michael Keaton turned the lead role of Sergeant Bilko down, Robin Williams and Billy Crystal both expressed interest in playing it. Albert Brooks also turned down the part of Bilko. The main part was in the end was cast with actor-comedian Steve Martin. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film, Ebersole is addressed as a Major, but the rank insignia on his hat is silver oak leaves, denoting he is a Lt. Colonel. The insignia for Major is golden oak leaves. 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 Guys and Dolls (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Behind Closed Doors
Written by Kenny O'Dell
Performed by Charlie Rich
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

 
Very Funny Movie
10 July 2001 | by arrowD6See all my reviews

I thought that this movie was very funny, though somewhat on the pointless side. Good choice of actors, and the music was fairly good, and i'm not sure why i didn't hear about it until last year. The acting was exceptional, and the plot also exceptional, and i say that overall i think that it was a good movie, worthy of being watched more then once.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,956,793
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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