The Movie Review Guy Best Movies for 2013
Dec 31, 2013
The Top 80 movies from the 1980's in 80 Days (DAY 20):
61. “Stripes” (1981)
Movie Summary: Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.
Harold Ramis—Russell Ziskey
Warren Oates—Sgt. Hulks
John Larroquette—Capt. Stillman
Facts about the this movie:
*Open Weekend: $6,130,197 (USA)
*Gross: $85,297,000 (USA)
*The EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle was built from a 1973-1978 GMC Motor Home.
*Cheech & Chong were originally going to play the lead rolls that Bill Murray and Harold Ramis played. With it having a lot more pot/drug jokes. They keep some of the pot jokes and gave them to Judge Reinhold (Elmo).
*The US Army was actually helpful and cooperative during filming. Even with it making the ARMY look bad.
*The girl shower dialog by John Larroquette was improved.
*According to John Larroquette he was drunk in many of his scenes.
*Bill Murray was 31 when filming this movie.
*It was Timothy Busfield Debut film.
*Kim Basinger was offered the part of Stella, but was turned down when agent ask to much money.
*Billy Murray really did hit himself in the balls when loading the old lady bag’s in the cab.
Why I Picked this movie #61:
1.It is funny has hell
2. Great cast.
3. Great script.
4. Good action.
5. It has Bill Murray and Ivan Reitman from the early 80’s.
6. Has some of the most memorable quotes in film history.
7. Good acting
8. One of the most memorable scores from the 1980’s.
9. Plus it has a young John Candy.
First time seeing it:
I saw it on VHS.