PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama
A group of young recruits go through boot camp during the Second World War in Biloxi, Mississippi. From the play by Neil Simon.
During an interview Christopher Walken said he portrayed his somewhat "friendly" demeanor as Sgt. Toomey due to meeting an on set military consultant who was a "very tough Drill Sgt." But at the same time he also described him as a "very nice, soft-spoken man", whom everyone feared, but he didn't have to sound or look fearful. In meeting this man, he decided to incorporate both types of people in his character, which was almost a 180 degree difference from the stage play character Sgt. Toomey.
One night, a sudden scream from Selridge calling out the name Louise. Is Louise his girlfriend or his mother?
There were scenes with mountains in the background. There are no mountains on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
$7,093,325 27 March 1988
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