History Film / BiloxiBlues

1st Jun '18 10:17:48 AM Mdumas43073
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1st Jun '18 10:15:06 AM Mdumas43073
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A 1988 film based on the second play in Neil Simon's "Eugene trilogy," ''Biloxi Blues'' is set during the later half of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and follows the story of Eugene Jerome (Creator/MatthewBroderick) as he heads to the film's eponymous town for basic army training. There, he comes face-to-face with the kooky [[DrillSergeantNasty drill sergeant]] by the name of Merwin J. Toomey (Creator/ChristopherWalken), and tries to get along with other soldiers in his platoon.

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A 1988 film based on directed by Creator/MikeNichols and adapted from the second play in Neil Simon's "Eugene trilogy," trilogy", ''Biloxi Blues'' is set during the later half of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and follows the story of Eugene Jerome (Creator/MatthewBroderick) as he heads to the film's eponymous town for basic army training. There, he comes face-to-face with the kooky [[DrillSergeantNasty drill sergeant]] by the name of Merwin J. Toomey (Creator/ChristopherWalken), and tries to get along with other soldiers in his platoon.platoon.
27th Jan '18 1:35:27 PM nombretomado
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A 1988 film based on the second play in Neil Simon's "Eugene trilogy," ''Biloxi Blues'' is set during the later half of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and follows the story of Eugene Jerome (MatthewBroderick) as he heads to the film's eponymous town for basic army training. There, he comes face-to-face with the kooky [[DrillSergeantNasty drill sergeant]] by the name of Merwin J. Toomey (Creator/ChristopherWalken), and tries to get along with other soldiers in his platoon.

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A 1988 film based on the second play in Neil Simon's "Eugene trilogy," ''Biloxi Blues'' is set during the later half of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and follows the story of Eugene Jerome (MatthewBroderick) (Creator/MatthewBroderick) as he heads to the film's eponymous town for basic army training. There, he comes face-to-face with the kooky [[DrillSergeantNasty drill sergeant]] by the name of Merwin J. Toomey (Creator/ChristopherWalken), and tries to get along with other soldiers in his platoon.
5th Jan '18 12:47:06 PM DCB
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* WhatAnIdiot: For all his supposed intelligence, Epstein intentionally mouths off to Sgt. Toomey when they first meet, for no reason other than pure rebelliousness. He continues to not really grasp his situation and fights battles with his superiors he can't possibly win.
5th Jan '18 12:46:41 PM DCB
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* WhatAnIdiot: For all his supposed intelligence, Epstein intentionally mouths off to Sgt. Toomey when they first meet, for no reason other than pure rebelliousness. He continues to not really grasp his situation and fights battles with his superiors he can't possibly win.
28th Oct '17 2:00:36 PM nombretomado
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A 1988 film based on the second play in Neil Simon's "Eugene trilogy," ''Biloxi Blues'' is set during the later half of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and follows the story of Eugene Jerome (MatthewBroderick) as he heads to the film's eponymous town for basic army training. There, he comes face-to-face with the kooky [[DrillSergeantNasty drill sergeant]] by the name of Merwin J. Toomey (ChristopherWalken), and tries to get along with other soldiers in his platoon.

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A 1988 film based on the second play in Neil Simon's "Eugene trilogy," ''Biloxi Blues'' is set during the later half of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and follows the story of Eugene Jerome (MatthewBroderick) as he heads to the film's eponymous town for basic army training. There, he comes face-to-face with the kooky [[DrillSergeantNasty drill sergeant]] by the name of Merwin J. Toomey (ChristopherWalken), (Creator/ChristopherWalken), and tries to get along with other soldiers in his platoon.
11th Nov '16 9:52:36 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Eugene makes losing his virginity one of the goals of his Army tenure.


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* QuestForSex: Eugene makes losing his virginity one of the goals of his Army tenure.
4th Jun '16 9:44:43 PM gewunomox
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* FutureBadass: In the film's WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, [[spoiler:Eugene narrates that Epstein became a lawyer whom TheMob called "The most feared man in Manhattan."]]

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* FutureBadass: In the film's WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, [[spoiler:Eugene narrates that Epstein became a lawyer whom TheMob The Mob called "The most feared man in Manhattan."]]
18th May '16 2:05:56 AM Mdumas43073
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A film based on the second play in Neil Simon's "Eugene trilogy," ''Biloxi Blues'' is set during the later half of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and follows the story of Eugene Jerome (MatthewBroderick) as he heads to the film's eponymous town for basic army training. There, he comes face-to-face with the kooky [[DrillSergeantNasty drill sergeant]] by the name of Merwin J. Toomey (ChristopherWalken), and tries to get along with other soldiers in his platoon.

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A 1988 film based on the second play in Neil Simon's "Eugene trilogy," ''Biloxi Blues'' is set during the later half of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and follows the story of Eugene Jerome (MatthewBroderick) as he heads to the film's eponymous town for basic army training. There, he comes face-to-face with the kooky [[DrillSergeantNasty drill sergeant]] by the name of Merwin J. Toomey (ChristopherWalken), and tries to get along with other soldiers in his platoon.
13th Mar '16 12:14:47 PM kalel32688
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* DeadpanSnarker: It's a Neil Simon play, so pretty much everyone really.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Toomey

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* DeadpanSnarker: It's a Neil Simon play, so pretty much everyone really.
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%%* DrillSergeantNasty: Toomey



* FutureBadass: In the film's WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, [[spoiler:Eugene states in the narration that Epstein became a lawyer whom the mob called "The most feared man in Manhattan."]]

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* FutureBadass: In the film's WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, [[spoiler:Eugene states in the narration narrates that Epstein became a lawyer whom the mob TheMob called "The most feared man in Manhattan."]]



* InformedJudaism: Jerome

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* InformedJudaism: JeromeJerome frequently mentions he's Jewish.



* IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure: Toomey routinely punishes Wykowski whenever Eugene fucks up. Subverted in that Wykowski is not Eugene's friend, but the biggest, most ill-tempered soldier in the platoon.

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* IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure: Toomey routinely punishes Wykowski whenever Eugene fucks up. Subverted {{Subverted|Trope}} in that Wykowski is not Eugene's friend, but the biggest, most ill-tempered soldier in the platoon.



* MistakenForGay: Epstein, when it turns out to be [[spoiler:Hennessey]] who's gay.
* PhysicalFitnessPunishment: The entire platoon is made to do two hundred pushups for some soldier's impertinent comment.
** Inverted in the end when [[spoiler:Toomey]] is forced by the other men to undergo the same punishment.
* PottyEmergency: Epstein is forced to do the two hundred pushups while having to pee the entire time.

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* MistakenForGay: Epstein, when it turns out to be [[spoiler:Hennessey]] [[spoiler:Hennessy]] who's gay.
* PhysicalFitnessPunishment: The entire platoon is made to do two hundred pushups push-ups for some soldier's impertinent comment.
** Inverted {{Inverted|Trope}} in the end when [[spoiler:Toomey]] is forced by the other men to undergo the same punishment.
* PottyEmergency: Epstein is forced to do the two hundred pushups push-ups while having to pee the entire time.


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* WorldOfSnark: It's a Neil Simon play, so pretty much everyone really.
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