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.
With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a wacky weatherman tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early 1990s Los Angeles.
Richard E. Grant
Dr. Frank Sangster is a straight-laced dentist who because of one innocent lie, finds his tidy, prosperous life transformed into a comic quagmire of illicit sex, illegal drugs and inexplicable murder in this brilliantly offbeat, bitingly comedic film!Written by
The second time Steve Martin plays a dentist. The first time was his role in Little Shop of Horrors (1986), as Orin Scrivello, albeit that character was far more "disturbed" than Frank Sangster. See more »
A real pharmacist would have phoned the doctor to verify the drug and amount before filling the prescription. See more »
You were supposed to show up here at 7:30 in the morning.
Ah, in the morning, I thought you meant 7:30 at night.
I'm not giving you anymore prescriptions, so you can just leave.
I came here to get my tooth fixed. Now are you going to do that, or not?
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Thanks to the Atkins family, the Mones family and the Rosenberg family. See more »
Make It with You
Written by David Gates (as David A. Gates)
Performed by Bread
Published by Sony/ATV Tunes
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products See more »
Comedy or suspense film? Hard to tell...
This was a good movie, but there were several plot holes you could drive a truck through. I found myself saying "No one would really do that" over and over again. It seemed as though the director wanted to do a straight suspense film, and Steve Martin wanted to do a screwball comedy, and in the end, it's neither one. The characters are well played, and Helena Bonham Carter did an especially good job with a big departure from her previous roles as refined British noble women. At times, the actors got very close to being caricatures instead of characters. All in all, an enjoyable film if you aren't expecting the quality of "The Spanish Prisoner", which I think is still Steve Martin's best film ever.
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