Sgt. Bilko is a well-liked conman in charge of the army base's motor pool, developing a hover tank and unofficially of gambling etc. One man hates Bilko and he's coming to inspect the base for possible closure.
With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a wacky weatherman tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early 1990s Los Angeles.
Richard E. Grant
Dr. Frank Sangster is a straight-laced dentist who because of one innocent lie, finds his tidy, prosperous life transformed into a comic quagmire of illicit sex, illegal drugs and inexplicable murder in this brilliantly offbeat, bitingly comedic film!Written by
The second time Steve Martin plays a dentist. The first time was his role in Little Shop of Horrors (1986), as Orin Scrivello, albeit that character was far more "disturbed" than Frank Sangster. See more »
When Frank enters the bathroom for the first time, you can see the reflection of a cameraman in the shower door. See more »
[Discovering he's been framed for his brother's murder]
Suddenly, there I was... seeing it all for the first time. Oh, she'd set me up, all right. Not just for Duane's murder. She'd gotten me for Harlan's too. My teeth marks were all over the body.
[Trying to figure out what to do, he notices a bottle of Novocaine]
Then I saw the solution. It was right there in front of me. Frank Sangster had to die... and his whole, perfect world along with him.
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Remote recording by Guy Charbonneau and crew. See more »
Make It with You
Written by David Gates (as David A. Gates)
Performed by Bread
Published by Sony/ATV Tunes
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products See more »
Fine cast, but they couldn't do much with this flat script from writer and first-time director David Atkins. It *seemed* like it should be good, but in the end (as a political pundit once said) there was just no "there" there.
If you get the DVD, watch the "making of" segment for Steve Martin's remark on why he signed on to the film. His deadpan explanation (He had enjoyed working with David Mamet once in the past, heard that Novocaine was directed by someone named David, so he figured he should do it...) is somehow funnier than the rest of the DVD.
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