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Sgt. Bilko (1996)

PG | | Comedy | 29 March 1996 (USA)
Sgt. Bilko is in charge of the Motor Pool at an Army base. He's also a good-natured con man, providing gambling facilities for the soldiers on base. When an old enemy from his past shows up... See full summary »

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Spc. Tony Morales
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Sgt. Bilko is in charge of the Motor Pool at an Army base. He's also a good-natured con man, providing gambling facilities for the soldiers on base. When an old enemy from his past shows up to inspect his records and steal away his fianceé, Sgt. Bilko has to put his skills to creative use... Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Comedy

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »

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29 March 1996 (USA)  »

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Sergeant Bilko  »

Box Office

Budget:

$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,110,080 (USA) (31 March 1996)

Gross:

$30,356,793 (USA)
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Trivia

The nick-name of Pfc. Walter T. Holbrook (Daryl Mitchell) was "Wally". See more »

Goofs

Sgt. Bilko, Colonel Hall and Major Thorn each wear Sharpshooter marksmanship badges (the iron cross-like metal badges underneath their medal ribbons) This badge is only worn by enlisted men, not officers, so while it's OK for Bilko to wear it, Hall and Thorn shouldn't be. See more »

Quotes

Major Thorn: [in a movie theatre] If any of this is frightening, you can hold on to me.
Rita Robbins: [a pre-feature commercial is playing] They're dancing Raisinets.
Major Thorn: And you don't find that frightening?
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Crazy Credits

"The filmmakers gratefully acknowledge the total lack of cooperation from the United States Army." See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #2.1 (1997) See more »

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No Particular Place To Go
Written and Performed by Chuck Berry
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Still Laughing after 20 Years
4 July 2017 | by (Outside Hollywood) – See all my reviews

Let's be honest, Steve Martin is one of the best comedic actors of his generation, a very talented man. One of the best quotes he ever said as an actor comes from this film, "All I want is an honest week's pay for an honest days work." This is a great comedy film, also starring the late Phil Hartman, Dan Aykroyd, and a young Chris Rock. Truly a Saturday Night Live fan's dream team.

The story, based on an idea from the Phil Silvers Show is about an aloof, and sometimes nonsensical Army sergeant who plays by his own rules and schemes. Who to play the part better than Steve Martin? The guy has great comedic timing, and its like the part was written for him.

Jonathan Lynn did a great job directing the cast, and he is probably one of the best comedy directors of the era, save for Dennis Dugan. If you like Steve Martin, you'll love this film, he makes it his own. And if you enjoy this film, watch THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN or GREEDY.


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