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Sgt. Bilko (1996)

PG | | Comedy | 29 March 1996 (USA)
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.

Director:

Jonathan Lynn

Writers:

Nat Hiken (television series), Andy Breckman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko
Dan Aykroyd ... Col. John T. Hall
Phil Hartman ... Maj. Colin Thorn
Glenne Headly ... Rita Robbins
Daryl Mitchell ... Pfc. Wally Holbrook
Max Casella ... Spc. Dino Paparelli
Eric Edwards ... Pvt. Duane Doberman
Dan Ferro ... Spc. Tony Morales
John Marshall Jones ... Sgt. Henshaw
Brian Leckner ... Pfc. Sam Fender
John Ortiz ... Spc. Luis Clemente
Pamela Adlon ... Sgt. Raquel Barbella (as Pamela Segall)
Mitchell Whitfield ... Pfc. Mickey Zimmerman
Austin Pendleton ... Maj. Ebersole
Chris Rock ... 1st Lt. Oster
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sergeant Bilko See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,110,080, 31 March 1996

Gross USA:

$30,356,793

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,956,793
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

If you listen closely to the vehicles on base, they either have a hard time starting or continue to sputter after stopped. A great subtle gag through out the film. See more »

Goofs

In the movie, Bilko holds the rank of "Master Sergeant" and though Master Sergeants are addressed as "sergeant", the rank is abbreviated "MSG" not "SGT" as in the title. "SGT" is the abbreviation for a buck sergeant, 3 grades lower than Master Sergeant. See more »

Quotes

Bilko: Ah, Doberman. The son I never wanted.
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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 Game k n b?: Episode dated 5 October 2006 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Work
Written by Mick Jagger, David A. Stewart (as David Stewart)
Performed by Mick Jagger
Courtesy of Promotione B.V.
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Very funny movie for people who possess a sense of humor
4 March 2009 | by imdb-21622See all my reviews

Seems to me like most of the negative votes come from fans of the original show.

I am glad I never saw it, because I think this is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. I love Bilko's character. Martin plays a charismatic, scheming yet kind hearted con artist.

I love his comic timing in this movie. It's definitely my favorite Steve Martin role.

I think part of the reason I like Martin, is for the same reason I like characters like Bugs Bunny. He always comes out on top, and is usually in complete control of a situation. I love that type of role - who does not want to be more like a Sgt Bilko?

I thought almost every scene was funny. I liked pretty much every actor in it. It's not for serious people. I sometimes wonder why serious people bother to rate comedies at all - some people were born with no sense of humor, from what I can tell.

For those people who dislike (or are bored of) put down humor, sex humor, or gross out humor, this is none of those (Not that I don't mind some of that, but a change of pace is always welcome.)

It's a politer, lighter, silly humor almost cartoonish, in a good way.

I have seen this movie at least three times, and still laugh at it.

So if you are not a fan of the TV show, I think you will like this in spite of the shockingly low review of this movie.


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