Stripes

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A raucous military comedy that features Bill Murray and his merry cohorts approaching the peak of their talents.

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Hard-luck cabbie John Winger (Bill Murray) -- directionless after being fired from his job and dumped by his girlfriend -- enlists in the U.S. Army with his close pal, Russell Ziskey (Harold Ramis). After his barely satisfactory performance in basic training, the irreverent Winger emerges as the figurehead for a ragtag band of Army misfits. However, his hijinks threaten to cause an international scandal when he inadvertently commandeers a military assault vehicle behind enemy lines.

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  • Mar 01, 2012
    "There's something wrong with us, something very, very wrong with us." Stripes is a classic Bill Murray film that showcases his irreverent humor and brilliant comedic talent. Directed by Ivan Reitman, this ‘80s screwball comedy follows a group of misfits that must come together as a unit in order to pass basic training. In addition to Murray, the film has a great supporting cast that includes Harold Ramis, John Candy, John Larroquette, and Judge Reinhold. However, the film's ‘80s R-rated comedy style is a little problematic with its gratuity and sexcapades that seem forced into the story. Yet despite a few weaknesses, Stripes holds up as a fun and entertaining romp.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 01, 2012
    Funny and entertaining, Ivan Reitman's picture have great comedians on the screen, in hilarious situations, but present a kind of boring ending for a terrific 80's comedy classic.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 20, 2011
    Murray's best early film performance is still a very entertaining watch.
    Graham J Super Reviewer
  • Sep 20, 2011
    This movie was quite a lot of fun. It's Bill Murray being pretty great for about 100 minutes. The movie does sort of peak at the graduation ceremony, before they go to Italy. It becomes goofier than it had been previously, but it's still an immensely entertaining movie. That's all I have to say quite frankly. It's streaming on Netflix, so you can't really go wrong with this movie.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer

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