History Film / Stripes

27th Jun '16 1:11:28 PM YT45
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* AxCrazy: Francis 'Psycho' Soyer, who threatens to kill his squadmates if they touch him or his stuff, or call him anything other than Psycho.

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* AxCrazy: Francis 'Psycho' Soyer, who threatens to kill his squadmates if they touch him or his stuff, or call him anything other than Psycho. When the drill practice session the night before graduation devolves into a fight, he holds his obviously-fake practice rifle like he intends to shoot somebody.


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* RunningGag: Hulka making Winger do push-ups.
* SociopathicSoldier: Francis ''really'' wants to be one.
1st Jun '16 11:23:43 AM Mdumas43073
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A 1981 military comedy directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Creator/BillMurray and Creator/HaroldRamis.

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 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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A 1981 military comedy directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Creator/BillMurray and Creator/HaroldRamis. \n\n Also in the cast are Warren Oates, P.J. Soles, Creator/SeanYoung, and Creator/JohnCandy.

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.
1st Jun '16 11:20:40 AM Mdumas43073
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A 1981 movie starring Creator/BillMurray and Creator/HaroldRamis. ''Stripes'' is a military comedy about a slacker named John Winger (Murray) who convinces his friend Russell Ziskey (Ramis) to join the army. The two of them have a miserable time in basic training, but eventually their drill sergeant 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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A 1981 movie military comedy directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Creator/BillMurray and Creator/HaroldRamis. ''Stripes'' is a military comedy about a slacker named Creator/HaroldRamis.

John Winger (Murray) is a slacker who convinces his friend Russell Ziskey (Ramis) to join the army.U.S. Army. The two of them have a miserable time in basic training, but eventually their drill sergeant 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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8th Mar '16 11:00:32 PM eroock
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-> ''We're all very, very different, but there is one thing that we all have in common: we were all stupid enough to enlist in the Army!''
-->--'''John Winger'''

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-> ''We're ->''"We're all very, very different, but there is one thing that we all have in common: we were all stupid enough to enlist in the Army!''
-->--'''John
Army!"''
-->-- '''John
Winger'''
11th Nov '15 8:28:06 AM ThallianGold
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** Averted with Stillman, whose rank incompetence allowed them to do it in the first place.
8th Oct '15 6:32:59 PM lee4hmz
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Pretty much everything set in Europe was shot somewhere around Louisville, KY (like most of the rest of the movie) or in California. The Russian base in particular was an old bourbon distillery.
8th Oct '15 6:27:24 PM lee4hmz
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Pretty much everything set in Europe was shot somewhere around Louisville, KY (like most of the rest of the movie) or in California. The Russian base in particular was an old bourbon distillery.
25th Aug '15 8:34:15 PM Angeldeb82
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* AxeCrazy: Francis 'Psycho' Soyer, who threatens to kill his squadmates if they touch him or his stuff, or call him anything other than Psycho.

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* AxeCrazy: AxCrazy: Francis 'Psycho' Soyer, who threatens to kill his squadmates if they touch him or his stuff, or call him anything other than Psycho.



* CoolOldGuy: Hulka, who despite his demeanor is a FatherToHisMen, going as a OneManArmy to rescue his men (though he has help.)

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* CoolOldGuy: Hulka, who despite his demeanor is a FatherToHisMen, AFatherToHisMen, going as a OneManArmy to rescue his men (though he has help.)



* EagleLand: Most of the main characters are distinctly Type 2 (as Winger puts it, America got started because they got kicked out of every decent country), but still trying to be Type 1. PlayedForLaughs.

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* EagleLand: {{Eagleland}}: Most of the main characters are distinctly Type 2 (as Winger puts it, America got started because they got kicked out of every decent country), but still trying to be Type 1. PlayedForLaughs.



* {{Expy}}: Francis 'Psycho' Soyer is fairly obviously based on [[TaxiDriver Travis Bickle]].

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* {{Expy}}: Francis 'Psycho' Soyer is fairly obviously based on [[TaxiDriver [[Film/TaxiDriver Travis Bickle]].



* NoKillLikeOverkill: Psycho during bayonet training. He knocks the dummy off the frame supporting it and stabs it over and over again while cursing furiously.



** Not to mention the Red in the tower, when he [[MuggingTheMonster sees the rocket launcher come out of the top of the EM-50, pointed at ''him''.]]

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** Not to mention the Red in the tower, when he [[MuggingTheMonster sees the rocket launcher come out of the top of the EM-50, pointed at ''him''.]] at]] ''[[MuggingTheMonster him]]''.



* [[ReassignedToAntarctica Reassigned To Nome, Alaska]]: [[spoiler:Captain Stillman at the end.]]

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* [[ReassignedToAntarctica Reassigned To to Nome, Alaska]]: [[spoiler:Captain Stillman at the end.]]


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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Psycho during bayonet training. He knocks the dummy off the frame supporting it and stabs it over and over again while cursing furiously.
20th May '15 12:14:00 PM erforce
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* DrillSergeantNasty: Sergeant Hulka, though, befitting an Ivan Reitman comedy, he's more the dry and sarcastic type then a furiously aggressive type such as [[FullMetalJacket R. Lee Ermey.]] In fact, he's one of the few characters in the entire film who has much in the way of common sense.

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* DrillSergeantNasty: Sergeant Hulka, though, befitting an Ivan Reitman comedy, he's more the dry and sarcastic type then a furiously aggressive type such as [[FullMetalJacket R. Lee Ermey.]] Creator/RLeeErmey. In fact, he's one of the few characters in the entire film who has much in the way of common sense.
18th May '15 9:48:38 AM SteveMB
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Sgt. Hulka can't help but let out a few guffaws at Winger's smart-assed "Big Toe" speech before promising to come back at 0500 to put that Big Toe where the sun don't shine.

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Sgt. Hulka can't help but let out a few guffaws at Winger's smart-assed "Big Toe" speech before promising to come back at 0500 to put that Big Toe where the sun don't shine. shine.
* AnalogyBackfire: Winger talking Ziskey into helping him rescue the rest of the squad:
-->'''Winger:''' C'mon, it's Czechoslovakia. We zip in, we pick 'em up, we zip right out again. We're not going to Moscow. It's ''Czechoslovakia''. It's like going into ''Wisconsin''.\\
'''Ziskey:''' Well I got the shit kicked out of me in Wisconsin once! Forget it!
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