Sgt. Bilko [DVD] [1996]

  • SKU: 3415888
  • Release Date: 06/30/1998
  • Rating: PG
The classic 1955-59 sitcom The Phil Silvers Show (also known as "You'll Never Get Rich" in its first few episodes) became this high concept comedy with an all-star cast. Steve Martin stars as U.S. Army Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko, a conniving motor pool supervisor who uses his position to finance various get-rich-quick schemes, including illegal gambling, at a Kansas military base. His commanding officer, Colonel Hall (Dan Aykroyd) is mostly oblivious to Bilko's antics. Trouble arrives when the master sergeant's old rival, Major Thorn (Phil Hartman), appears. It seems that Thorn, the butt of several past Bilko capers, is eager to settle the score by spearheading a review of Bilko's records and stealing away his fiancée Rita (Glenne Headley), who may have been left at the altar one too many times. At the same time, military engineer Major Ebersole (Austin Pendleton) is testing a new high-tech "hover tank" that may not be quite ready for deployment. Directed by light comedy specialist Jonathan Lynn, who brought a similar touch to My Cousin Vinny (1992) and Greedy (1994), the updated Sgt. Bilko costarred Cathy Silvers, daughter of the TV show's late star, as Lieutenant Monday.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Synopsis


    Sgt. Bilko
    The classic 1955-59 sitcom The Phil Silvers Show (also known as "You'll Never Get Rich" in its first few episodes) became this high concept comedy with an all-star cast. Steve Martin stars as U.S. Army Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko, a conniving motor pool supervisor who uses his position to finance various get-rich-quick schemes, including illegal gambling, at a Kansas military base. His commanding officer, Colonel Hall (Dan Aykroyd) is mostly oblivious to Bilko's antics. Trouble arrives when the master sergeant's old rival, Major Thorn (Phil Hartman), appears. It seems that Thorn, the butt of several past Bilko capers, is eager to settle the score by spearheading a review of Bilko's records and stealing away his fiancée Rita (Glenne Headley), who may have been left at the altar one too many times. At the same time, military engineer Major Ebersole (Austin Pendleton) is testing a new high-tech "hover tank" that may not be quite ready for deployment. Directed by light comedy specialist Jonathan Lynn, who brought a similar touch to My Cousin Vinny (1992) and Greedy (1994), the updated Sgt. Bilko costarred Cathy Silvers, daughter of the TV show's late star, as Lieutenant Monday. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Steve Martin
      Steve Martin - Master Sgt. Ernest G. Bilko
    • Dan Aykroyd
      Dan Aykroyd - Col. Hall
    • Phil Hartman
      Phil Hartman - Maj. Thorn
    • Glenne Headly
      Glenne Headly - Rita Robbins
    • Daryl Mitchell
      Daryl Mitchell - Wally Holbrook



    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      good movie

      Posted
      bestbuy4ever
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      This movie is really funny. If you haven't seen it you should

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best movie ever

      Posted
      marcelo
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      Finally found someone who had this movie for me and it was wasy to get.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great every time!

      Posted
      rnjen63

      all time classic. tongue in cheek funny. enjoy it every time we watch it!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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