History Film / Stripes

11th May '18 6:54:15 PM SinDustries
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* AskAStupidQuestion: After Hulka gets injured from the stray mortar, Ox asks him "Sergeant, does this mean we're through for the day?". Hulka immediately starts strangling Ox.

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* AskAStupidQuestion: After Hulka gets injured from the stray mortar, Ox asks him "Sergeant, does this mean we're through for the day?". Hulka immediately starts strangling Ox. Made even funnier by the honking sound Hulka makes as an answer before strangling him.
12th Dec '17 6:06:20 AM SteveMB
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** Oh yeah, [[spoiler:and a small news blurb about Stillman getting assigned to a snowbound doom.]]

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** Oh yeah, [[spoiler:and a small news blurb about Stillman getting [[ReassignedToAntarctica assigned to a snowbound doom.doom]].]]
6th Dec '17 8:18:39 PM SinDustries
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* TheGhost: Sergeant Crocker, training the other platoon in Captain Stillman's company during Basic, is never seen, referred to a number of times, and in the extended cut, is given the blame by Captain Stillman for the mortar mishap that put Hulka in the hospital (the mishap which, of course, was caused [[BadBoss by Captain Stillman himself.]]

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* TheGhost: Sergeant Crocker, training the other platoon in Captain Stillman's company during Basic, is never seen, referred to a number of times, and in the extended cut, is given the blame by Captain Stillman for the mortar mishap that put Hulka in the hospital (the mishap which, (which, of course, was caused [[BadBoss by Captain Stillman himself.]]]])
6th Dec '17 8:16:56 PM SinDustries
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* {{Foil}}: In terms of comedy dueos, Russel is this for Winger, in a RedOniBlueOni arrangement. For the platoon as a whole, we have Sergeant Hulka, the [[OnlySaneMan island of common sense in a sea of insanity]] keeping the platoon in line and on mission despite their incompetent commander.

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* {{Foil}}: In terms of comedy dueos, duos, Russel is this for Winger, in a RedOniBlueOni arrangement. For the platoon as a whole, we have Sergeant Hulka, the [[OnlySaneMan island of common sense in a sea of insanity]] keeping the platoon in line and on mission despite their incompetent commander.
27th Nov '17 6:48:53 AM Malady
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* TanksButNoTanks: The movie presents us with a scene set behind the IronCurtain, in which a "Russian" tank menaces some of the heroes. It is clearly an M48/M60 series tank with a few visual mods tacked on.

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* TanksButNoTanks: The movie presents us with a scene set behind the IronCurtain, UsefulNotes/IronCurtain, in which a "Russian" tank menaces some of the heroes. It is clearly an M48/M60 series tank with a few visual mods tacked on.
21st Nov '17 8:51:00 PM Premonition45
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* HateSink: Captain Stillman.


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* RefugeInAudacity: Our heroes show up late to their graduation, but put on a performance which impresses everybody, even General Barnicke, who refers to them as "go-getters" and assigns them to the top secret EM-50 project.
10th Aug '17 1:50:11 AM TomWalpertac2
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* TanksButNoTanks: The movie presents us with a scene set behind the IronCurtain, in which a "Russian" tank menaces some of the heroes. It is clearly an M48/M60 series tank with a few visual mods tacked on.
27th Jul '17 3:46:08 PM Premonition45
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* OpenSaysMe: Subverted then hilariously played straight - John and Russell try to rescue their captured unit from a cell by blowing up the locked door with a bomb, which fails. Then [[TheBigGuy John Candy's character]] Ox (who's inside the cell among the prisoners) decides to run screaming at the door, and smashes it open.
** Actually, Ox was charging at the whining Stillman, [[NeverMyFault who was blaming them for the predicament they were now in]], but who had the good sense to get out of the way of a charging 300-lb avalanche.

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* OpenSaysMe: Subverted then hilariously played straight - DoubleSubverted. John and Russell try to rescue their captured unit from a cell by blowing up the locked door with a bomb, which fails. Then [[TheBigGuy John Candy's character]] Ox (who's inside the cell among the prisoners) decides to run screaming at the door, and smashes it open.
** Actually, Ox was charging at the whining Stillman, [[NeverMyFault who was blaming them for the predicament they were now in]], but who had the good sense to get out of the way of a charging 300-lb avalanche.
7th Jul '17 9:07:54 PM Premonition45
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* [[CaliforniaDoubling Kentucky Doubling]]: Pretty much the entire movie was filmed in and around Louisville, with Fort Knox portraying the Army base and a disused Jim Beam distillery playing the Czech Red Army outpost.
** Very, very discreetly hinted at in the recruiting scene; the storefront the boys "park" in front of was Morguelan Walsh, a Louisville-based wholesale drug company.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Besides the UsefulNotes/ColdWar setting, John and Russell are asked by an army recruiter whether either of them are homosexual, which points itself to pre-1994, before "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" first allowed LGBT people to serve in the military.
** Even more HilariousInHindsight, since they are "willing to learn."
12th May '17 11:46:10 AM morane
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John Winger (Murray) is a slacker who convinces his friend Russell Ziskey (Ramis) to join the U.S. Army. The two of them have a miserable time in basic training, but eventually their drill sergeant (Oates) gets injured in a training exercise and they have to finish the training on their own. The night before graduation day they stay up all night, show up late for the parade, and put on one hell of a show for the generals. In the end, they are assigned to guard the new EM-50 urban assault vehicle in Italy.

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John Winger (Murray) is a slacker who convinces his friend Russell Ziskey (Ramis) to join the U.S. Army. The two of them have a miserable time in basic training, but eventually their drill sergeant Lee Hulka (Oates) gets injured in a training exercise and they have to finish the training on their own. The night before graduation day they stay up all night, show up late for the parade, and put on one hell of a show for the generals. In the end, they are assigned to guard the new EM-50 urban assault vehicle in Italy.



* ReasonableAuthorityfigure: Sgt. Hulka. He ''genuinely'' cares of his subordinates.

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* ReasonableAuthorityfigure: ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Sgt. Hulka. He ''genuinely'' cares of his subordinates.
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