Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, April 19, 2013


-Due to bad luck and jobs obviously going nowhere, John convinces Russell they should enlist in the Army, to get in shape, thinking it will be like a health spa. Only, once they enter boot camp, it's totally different. John, being the wiseguy, runs afoul of the drill sergeant, Sgt. Hulka, and is made the leader of his platoon, consisting of misfits. By some miracle, they make it through graduation and when their platoon is behind enemy lines in Czechoslovakia, it's up to John. Sgt. Hulka, Russell and their dates to rescue the platoon

-Bill Murray: John Winger
-Harold ramis: Russell Ziskey
-Warren Oates: Sgt. Hulka
-P.J. Soles: Stella
-Sean Young: Louise
-John Candy: Ox
-John Larroquette: Capt. Stillman
-Lance LeGault: Col. Glass
-Roberta Leighton: Anita
-Gino Gotarelli: Russian officer
-Gene Scherer: Russian officer
-Conrad Dunn: Francis 'Psycho' Soyer

Did You Know?
-The climax of the movie is set in Czechoslovakia. Director Ivan Reitman was born in this country
-The Basic Training scenes were filmed at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Fort Knox is home to the U.S. Army Armor Center, which trains new tank crewmen and armored cavalry troopers
-The song "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" is constantly being sung in the movie. It was originally recorded by The Exciters in the U.S.  in late 1963. During the "British Invasion" of the mid 1960s, it was covered by Manfred Mann and went to #1 on the U.S. pop charts in July 1964. The song is used in the military for keeping rhythm in marching
-John Larroquette was drunk in many of his scenes

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