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Sgt. Bilko PG

Sgt. Bilko
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: June 30, 1998
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.0 Surround - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English (SDH), Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
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    • Production Notes
    • Cast and Filmmakers

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"We still haven't gotten over being left out of Desert Storm."
  - Master Sgt. Ernest G. Bilko (STEVE MARTIN)
"Oh, goody, I get to play cards!"
  - Bilko (STEVE MARTIN), trying to play dumb before a poker game.
"It's just ... so beautiful!"
  - Bilko (STEVE MARTIN), when he sees Las Vegas.
"Sir, all I ever wanted was an honest week's pay for an honest day's work."
  - Bilko (STEVE MARTIN)

Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten31%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 39

Spilled47%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 32,930
Rating: 3/5 -- CLassic Stevey Martin full of great one-liners.
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
Feb 19, 2003
Aside from the sheer insanity of trying to leap into the shoes of the irreplaceable Phil Silvers, surely Martin should have recognized that the film had no script, no gags and no discernible point. Full Review
Film4
May 19, 2008
Rating: 3/4 -- Wacky is just the right tone for a spring comedy. Full Review
San Francisco Chronicle
Jun 18, 2002
The new bunch are good actors, but without that vital touch of insanity. The laughs are sparse and often telegraphed. Full Review
Associated Press
Aug 7, 2019
This is shoddy hackwork, replaying classic scenarios (the honest new recruit, audits by Pentagon bigwigs and manoeuvres in Nevada) with such disregard for narrative structure the reels might be in the wrong order. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
...[Lynn] has a nice comic touch....It's fun to see Martin cut loose...
Variety
Apr 1, 1996
Rating: D -- There is lots of yelling. Full Review
Laramie Movie Scope
Mar 27, 2003

Product Description:

Steve Martin steps into Phil Silvers' shoes as the smooth-talking Sgt. Bilko who has mastered the Army's catch-22's to his own benefit, turning bureaucratic obstacles into golden opportunities. That is, until his nemesis Major Thorn arrives to scrutinize Bilko's base, threatening to upset the delicate balance of casinos, under-the-table businesses and other illicit operations Bilko has set in place.

Plot Synopsis:

This film adaptation of the classic 1950's television series follows the wacky adventures of Sgt. Ernest Bilko, a fast-talking, likable con man, who just happens to run secret, makeshift casinos on the base.
Bilko must deal with two problems: one is Wally, the prudish, newest member of his squad -- who does not participate in Bilko's wild schemes, and basically ignores the craziness around him. But how long can Wally turn a blind eye to his surroundings'
The sergeant's other headache is his sworn enemy Maj. Thorn. The major is seeking revenge against Bilko for nearly ruining his career some time ago. Thorn not only wishes to expose the officer's gambling enterprises, he wants to steal his long-suffering girlfriend.

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Production Notes:

  • Released in the USA March 29, 1996.
  • Color by DeLuxe; in Stereo Surround Sound.
  • Additional cast: Eric Edwards (Duane Doberman); Brian Leckner (Sam Fender) and Brian Ortiz (Luis Clemente).
  • Additional credits: Angela C. Tortu and Dodi Lee Rubinstein (assistant directors) and Yvonne Garnier-Hackl (set design).
  • Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.
  • Copyright 1996 Universal City Studios, Inc.
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 11,944
  • UPC: 025192027925
  • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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