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Time Out says

Purposeless slob Murray loses car (repossessed), apartment and girlfriend (thrown out) all in the same day, and on a whim joins the US Army; a decision he spends most of the film regretting. Though the overall tone is as unquestioning of the virtues of the military life - discipline, duty, honour, etc - as was Private Benjamin, at least at its centre Murray is a genuine couldn't-give-a-shit character for the early '80s. Reitman, who also originated Animal House and Meatballs, manages a reasonable success rate at pulling off the numerous verbal and sight gags with which the script is peppered.
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Release Details

  • Duration:106 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Ivan Reitman
  • Screenwriter:Len Blum, Daniel Goldberg, Harold Ramis
  • Cast:
    • Bill Murray
    • Harold Ramis
    • Warren Oates
    • PJ Soles
    • John Larroquette
    • Sean Young
    • John Diehl
    • Lance LeGault
    • John Candy
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