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.
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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
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 »
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 »
Very funny movie for people who possess a sense of humor
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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