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Wake Me When It's Over (1960)

Approved | | Comedy | 10 June 1960 (West Germany)
Gus Brubaker has been drafted... again. Due to a clerical error, Gus finds himself deployed to a little Japanese island where everyone is bored to death. So Gus decided to build a hotel and hire locals to run the place.

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers:

Richard L. Breen, Howard Singer (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernie Kovacs ... Capt. Charlie Stark
Dick Shawn ... Gus Brubaker
Margo Moore ... Lt. Nora McKay
Jack Warden ... Capt. Dave 'Doc' Farrington
Nobu McCarthy ... Ume Tanaka (as Nobu Atsumi McCarthy)
Don Knotts ... Sgt. Percy Warren
Robert Strauss ... Sgt. Sam Weiscoff
Noreen Nash ... Marge Brubaker
Parley Baer ... Col. Archie Hollingsworth
Robert Emhardt ... Joab Martinson
Marvin Kaplan ... Hap Cosgrove
Tommy Nishimura Tommy Nishimura ... Pvt. Jim (Mushy) Harigawa
Raymond Bailey ... Gen. Weigang
Robert Burton ... Col. Dowling
Frank Behrens Frank Behrens ... Maj. Bigelow
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Storyline

Gus Brubaker has been drafted... again. Due to a clerical error, Gus finds himself deployed to a little Japanese island where everyone is bored to death. So Gus decided to build a hotel and hire locals to run the place.

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Taglines:

G.I.s on the loose with 100 Geisha Girls...on a forgotten island in the South Pacific...WOW!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

10 June 1960 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Unrasiert und fern der Heimat See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to studio publicity materials, Ernie Kovacs did his own parachute stunts. See more »

Goofs

Gus places 5 beer in the water to keep cool. When the cans explode there are 8 popping noises. See more »

Quotes

Gus Brubaker: All right, so I'm a schnook. Just let it go at that, huh?
Marge Brubaker: What's that? Some army saying?
Gus Brubaker: No, a schnook is what I am. A fella' who does a favor, only it backfires. Not once or twice - every single time. A schnook is when you answer the door, and some kid wants to mow the lawn for 50 cents. The lawn doesn't need mowing, but you let him do it anyway. That night they arrest you for breaking the child labor law. That's me - - registered schnook.
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Connections

Referenced in Inventing the Abbotts (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

You Make Me Feel So Young
(uncredited)
Music by Josef Myrow
Played by the band when a drunk Joab falls in the pool
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Arguably the worst movie ever made!
12 March 2013 | by beegeebrightSee all my reviews

I just don't know what movie these other reviewers saw, but the movie I saw had no jokes at all. It had the set ups for jokes and people who can certainly be funny, Kovacs and Shawn for just two, but they aren't funny here. A complete waste of your time and as far as paying money for it, absolutely out of the question. It does not make fun of bureaucracy in the military. MASH makes fun of that. This just drones on and on with stupid situation after stupid situation. I wanted another "Operation Mad Ball", so believe me I get wacky military humor, that movie had it, this movie does not. Idiotic in tone, concept and delivery. I really hated this movie. No wonder it was buried on Fox Movie Channel. I will not miss Fox Movie Channel. There is a reason that you never hear of these movies.


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