Film, Comedy

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.

By: RM


Release details

106 mins

Cast and crew

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