R | | Comedy, War
A sheltered young high society woman joins the United States Army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.
Goldie Hawn signed onto Private Benjamin in June 1979 and went through boot camp training for six weeks.
Capt. Doreen Lewis:
Benjamin, you are not FIT to wear that uniform.
Judy Benjamin: No shit!
One of the ribbons worn by Capt. Doreen Lewis is for the Woman's Army Corps Service Medal. The Women's Army Corps Service Medal was awarded for service in both the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps during the period 10 Jul 42 - 31 Aug 43 and the Women's Army Corps during the period 1 Sep 43 - 2 Sep 45, even tho the Woman's Army Corps was around until the 1970's.
Opening credits prologue:
When Judy Benjamin was eight years old, she confessed her life's desire to her best friend.
"All I want," Judy whispered, "is a big house... nice clothes, two closets, a live-in maid, and a professional man for a husband."
Today, all of Judy's dreams come true.
$4,739,769 12 October 1980