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Stripes (1981)  link to Stripes on IMDb  

Number: 1977

poster Stripes

IMDb Rating:
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6.9/10 (59539 votes)

Country: USA, 106 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, Russian, Polish

Genre(s): Comedy, War

Director(s): Ivan Reitman

Video Codec: Unknown

Storyline:
At the end of a very bad day when he realizes his life has gone and is going nowhere, John Winger is able to convince his best friend, Russell Ziskey, whose life is not much better, to enlist in the army, despite they not being obvious soldier material. In basic training, they are only two of a bunch of misfits that comprise their platoon. However, it is still John that is constantly butting heads with their drill sergeant, Sergeant Hulka. Two of their saving graces are Stella and Louise, two MPs who get them out of one scrape after another. Their entire platoon is in jeopardy of not graduating. But what happens during basic leads to their entire platoon being assigned to an overseas mission in Italy, to test a new urban assault vehicle, the EM-50 project. John and Russell decide to take the EM-50 for an unauthorized test drive to visit Stella and Louise who have been reassigned to West Germany. In the process, the rest of the platoon, Hulka, and Hulka's immediate superior, ...

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Cast:

photo Bill Murray Bill Murray John
photo Harold Ramis Harold Ramis Russell
photo Warren Oates Warren Oates Sgt. Hulka
photo P.J. Soles P.J. Soles Stella
photo Sean Young Sean Young Louise

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1