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Hard Knox (1984)

A retired fighter pilot becomes the head of his alma matter military high school for two weeks with hilarious consequences. He shapes up the school and raises morale so that they are able ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Werner

Writers:

Robert Conrad (story), David J. Kinghorn (story, teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Conrad ... Col. Joe Knox
Red West ... Thomas 'Top' Tuttle
Joan Sweeny ... Marilyn Cole
Bill Erwin ... Gen. Garfield
Dean Hill ... Maj. Benjamin Garfield
Dianne B. Shaw Dianne B. Shaw ... Lela Stallings
Stephen Caffrey ... Gary Pascoe
Shane Conrad ... Eric Shaner
Frank Howard ... David Ambrose
Ricky Paull Goldin ... Jeff Bridley
Alan Ruck ... Frankie Tyrone
David Saunders David Saunders ... Bobby Sayers
Casey Siemaszko ... Aaron Davis
Kathleen Sisk Kathleen Sisk ... Jessi Richards
Alex Stirling Alex Stirling ... Kimi
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Storyline

A retired fighter pilot becomes the head of his alma matter military high school for two weeks with hilarious consequences. He shapes up the school and raises morale so that they are able to win the "brass-axe" competition versus another local military academy. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coronel Knox See more »

Filming Locations:

Mt. Carroll, Illinois, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

A. Shane Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where the Colonel is driving his car across the bridge on his way to his destination; that is the bridge that connects Savanna, Illinois with Sabula, Iowa. He is actually driving the opposite direction (West) needed to get to the filming location (East). See more »

Goofs

When he is in his screen mom's car, actor Shane Conrad's hair is parted on his left and the left side of his shirt buttons over the right side (at around 4 mins), but as he is watches her drive off (from 15:10 to 15:25), the frames are flipped with his hair parted on his right and the right side of his shirt buttoned over the left side. Later, both the part in his hair and the buttoning of his shirt switch back (at around 39 mins). See more »

Quotes

Frankie Tyrone: [upset at being disciplined] I'll tell you what my problem is: my problem is you. And everybody like you. Tellin' me when to get up, when to eat, when to sleep. You know what I want? I want control, man. For once in my life, I want control!
Col. Joe Knox: Well, why didn't you say so?
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I hadn't realized how stereotyped military school movies are
12 December 2002 | by budikavlanSee all my reviews

This is like every last one of them: gruff but good leader, good boys who take their place as leaders, bad boys who learn to better channel their energy, wimpy boys who find strength, jokers who get serious, enemies who become friends, war games between factions, girls who get respect, etc., etc., and on and on.... This one has all of them. The light scenes get a few laughs, the suspense scenes are mildly tense, and the touching scenes bring tears to your eyes (not really). All in all, if you have a choice between watching this movie and cleaning the bathroom, I recommend watching this.


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