- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 7, 2005
- Originally Released: 1981
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English - Closed Captioning
- Subtitles - French, Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Portugese - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Documentary: "Stars and Stripes"
- (6) Deleted Scenes
- Audio Commentary: Ivan Reitman - Director, Dan Goldberg - Writer/Producer
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"And then, depression set in."
- John Winger (Bill Murray)
"How ya doin', Eisenhower'"
- Dewey Oxberger (John Candy)
"Yoou're a lean mean fighting machine!"
- Winger to Ox
Variety - 06/17/1981
"...Cheerful....Ramis and Candy are wildly funny..."
Uncut - 09/01/2005
"Ivan Reitman directs this early comedy from the SNL crew, with Bill Murray tweaking his deadpan hangdog expression."
When John Winger (Bill Murray) loses his girlfriend, his job, and his apartment, he and his best friend (Harold Ramis) decide to join the Army. Way over their head, they eventually learn the ropes and manage to take a top-secret U.S. recreational vehicle behind the iron curtain on a road trip. Directed by Ivan Reitman (GHOSTBUSTERS, MEATBALLS.)