Private Benjamin

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Before he fell victim to the debilitating Hollywood law that demands comedy star vehicles be written by committee, Zieff showed in Slither and Hollywood Cowboy a real flair for enhancing off-the-wall fun material. But Private Benjamin, concocted by no less than three scribes from a collective semi-consciousness bounded by re-runs of MASH and No Time for Sergeants, lodges gracelessly alongside House Calls and The Main Event as an anonymous chore for its director. Another depressing example of the big-screen gag-string sitcom, it turns exclusively on a plot that grew from a concept that developed from an idea that somebody should never have had - Goldie Hawn joins the army.

By: PT


Release details

110 mins

Cast and crew

Howard Zieff
Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer, Harvey Miller
Goldie Hawn
Eileen Brennan
Armand Assante
Robert Webber
Sam Wanamaker
Barbara Barrie
Mary Kay Place
Harry Dean Stanton
Albert Brooks
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