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Penny Marshall's feel-good comedy, invoking parts of Dead Poet's Society, Sister Act, and Private Benjamin, features Danny DeVito as Bill Rago, a divorced advertising man who is fired from his job. During an appointment at the unemployment office, a counselor finds him a job as a civilian instructor at the local Army base. At the base, he is assigned a group of eight army hardcases. Rago is supposed to increase this group's "basic comprehension." Sweating it out and unable to interest his students in anything, he...
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Overview

Penny Marshall's feel-good comedy, invoking parts of Dead Poet's Society, Sister Act, and Private Benjamin, features Danny DeVito as Bill Rago, a divorced advertising man who is fired from his job. During an appointment at the unemployment office, a counselor finds him a job as a civilian instructor at the local Army base. At the base, he is assigned a group of eight army hardcases. Rago is supposed to increase this group's "basic comprehension." Sweating it out and unable to interest his students in anything, he finally latches onto Shakespeare. He turns the lecture into a master class on Hamlet with the students converting the Shakespeare tragedy into a rap musical. Looking askance at all this is drill sergeant Cass Gregory Hines, who feels that the whole class is a waste of time. Finally winning the respect of his students, Rago now has to win the hearts and minds of the contemptuous Cass and his staff.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/11/1995
  • UPC: 765362754038
  • Original Release: 1994
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  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Danny DeVito Bill Rago
Gregory Hines Sgt. Cass
James Remar Capt. Murdoch
Cliff Robertson Col. James
Lillo Brancato Jr. Donnie Benitez
Stacey Dash Private Miranda Myers
Kadeem Hardison Private Jamaal Montgomery
Richard T. Jones Pvt. Jackson Leroy
Khalil Kain Private Roosevelt Hobbs
Peter Simmons Brian Davis
Tony Danza
Paula Herold
Ben Wright Private Oswald
Ed Begley Jr. Jack Markin
Ann Cusack Bill's Secretary
Paul Abbott 2nd Young Executive
Nat Mauldin Voice Only
Jenifer Lewis Mrs. Coleman
Alanna Ubach Emily Rago
Gary DeWitt Marshall Traffic MP
Isabella Hofmann Marie
R.M. Haley Florist
Jim Ochs Customs Officer
Randy Hall Henry V Lead Actor
Gregory Sporleder Pvt. Mel Melvin
Mark Wahlberg Private Heywood
Technical Credits
Penny Marshall Director, Executive Producer
Elliot Abbott Producer
Adam Greenberg Cinematographer
Timothy M. Bourne Co-producer
George Bowers Editor
Jim Burnstein Screenwriter
Sara Colleton Producer
Battle Davis Editor
Robert Fechtman Set Decoration/Design
Buzz Feitshans Producer
Robert Greenhut Producer
Betsy Faith Heimann Costumes/Costume Designer
Paula Herold Casting
Richard L. Johnson Art Director
Geoffrey Kirkland Production Designer
Les Lazarowitz Sound/Sound Designer
Amy Lemisch Co-producer
Nat Mauldin Screenwriter
Sergio Mimica-Gezzan Asst. Director
Stan Parks Special Effects
Christina Smith Makeup
Andrew G. Vajna Producer
Jennifer Williams Set Decoration/Design
Hans Zimmer Score Composer
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  • Posted June 15, 2011

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    Good Fun!

    A great cast with lots of familiar faces, an endeering story that's well played out with both comedy and thoughtful drama, and Shakespeare! This film is sweet, deep, and just good fun! I think most people, young and old, can enjoy this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful!

    I love this movie and I watch it over and over. I have always enjoyed Shakesphere so that was a high point. But I also enjoy military themed movies as my father was AF for 20yrs and my husband is currently serving in the army. It shows some sides of military life, parenting, and that with the right encouragement you can overcome any obstacle. This movie is touching and very hilarious, it always puts me in a good mood.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Feel good movie of the year

    I just watch this movie over and over again. It makes you beleive that anything is possible and with a little bit of help everyone can find out just how smart they can be. This movie is funny and smart and leaves you feeling happy and optimistic.

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