History Film / RenaissanceMan

1st Jul '17 1:27:09 PM lorgskyegon
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* RenaissanceMan: Leon Battista Alberti is discussed by Bill.
** Bill is likely one as well, with his success at both advertising and teaching. Note also that the building his old advertising firm is in is the "Renaissance Building", making him a ''literal'' renaissance man while he was there.
1st Jul '17 1:24:38 PM lorgskyegon
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** Of course, at 4'10", Danny DeVito would not have been allowed to enlist in the military, which have a minimum of five feet tall for males.
31st Oct '16 4:42:25 PM bjshipley1
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: When Rago is confronted by the company commander over his teaching methods and motivations, he dismisses any prior experience with the military and proudly points out that he carried a sign with a dead soldier's name on it to protest the Vietnam War.

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: When Rago is confronted by the company unit commander over his teaching methods and motivations, he dismisses any prior experience with the military and proudly points out that he carried a sign with a dead soldier's name on it to protest the Vietnam War.
31st Oct '16 3:24:17 PM bjshipley1
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A down-on-his luck businessman named Bill Rago ([=DeVito=]) ends up applying for and being given a job as a teacher for the U.S. Army. He soon learns that he has to get his group of students to avoid flunking the class.

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A down-on-his luck businessman named Bill Rago ([=DeVito=]) ends up applying for and being given a job as a teacher for the U.S. Army. He soon learns that he has to get his group of students to avoid flunking the class.
class (and therefore washing out of basic training.)



-->'''Colonel James:'''Do you remember the soldier's name?

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-->'''Colonel James:'''Do James:''' Do you remember the soldier's name?



-->'''Rago:'''No.

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-->'''Rago:'''No.-->'''Rago:''' No.


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* FishOutOfWater: Bill takes some time to adjust to the military mindset and way of life.
18th Jun '16 2:33:21 PM lorgskyegon
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-->'''Colonel James:''' What was his name?
-->'''Rago:''' Who?
-->'''James:''' The soldier on the sign. What was his name?

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-->'''Colonel James:''' What was his name?
-->'''Rago:''' Who?
-->'''James:''' The soldier on
James:'''Do you remember the sign. What was his name? soldier's name?


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-->'''Rago:'''No.
9th Mar '16 6:52:43 AM Mdumas43073
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-->'''James:''' The soldier on the sign. What was his name? ''(Cue blank look and dead silence.)''

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-->'''James:''' The soldier on the sign. What was his name? ''(Cue name?
-->''(Cue
blank look and dead silence.silence from Rago.)''
9th Mar '16 6:51:53 AM Mdumas43073
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A 1994 American comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, starring Creator/DannyDevito and Gregory Hines.

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A 1994 American comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, starring Creator/DannyDevito Creator/DannyDeVito and Gregory Hines.
9th Mar '16 6:51:29 AM Mdumas43073
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American film released in 1994 starring Creator/DannyDevito and Gregory Hines.

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A 1994 American comedy film released in 1994 directed by Penny Marshall, starring Creator/DannyDevito and Gregory Hines.
9th Mar '16 6:43:10 AM Mdumas43073
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American film released in 1994 starring Danny Devito and Gregory Hines.

A down-on-his luck businessman named Bill Rago (Danny Devito) ends up applying for and being given a job as a teacher for the U.S. Army. He soon learns that he has to get his group of students to avoid flunking the class.

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American film released in 1994 starring Danny Devito Creator/DannyDevito and Gregory Hines.

A down-on-his luck businessman named Bill Rago (Danny Devito) ([=DeVito=]) ends up applying for and being given a job as a teacher for the U.S. Army. He soon learns that he has to get his group of students to avoid flunking the class.
19th Nov '15 10:38:39 AM lorgskyegon
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* SpecialEffectFailure: A minor one near the end. As Sgt. Cass leads his new recruits in Bill's Hamlet marching cadence, you can hear the recruits respond, but none of them are seen talking. Obviously dubbed in after.
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