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By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Comic '80s military romp has violence, nudity, language.

Movie R 1981 106 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Typical Bill Murray movie...

We all know Bill Murray loves the women and the less clothes the better, after all he is a big advocate of Chive, which is a huge disgrace to women. Some of it is pretty funny but, they could've done with out the F-bombs and the large amount of bare breasts. The wrestling scene seemed to go on and on forvever and there are a lot of nipples exposed... As a parent of 3, a variety of ages, I would not let my kids watch this filth.

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Bill Murray is outrageous enough; the fish-out-of-water plot is bizarre enough; and the film is well-made enough to feel fresh and funny decades after it was made. Other than some old-school, "ditzy," half-dressed women and a few stale fat jokes, it's worth a look, if only to see a very idiosyncratic movie icon in his earliest incarnation. And everyone works hard to earn the laughs. Many of the scenes are known to have been improvised, with Murray, Ramis, and Candy in top form, so it must have been great fun to make. That shows, too. Sadly, it's one of those films that chose to keep the language salty and show off bouncing breasts, so it rightly earned its "R" rating. Appropriate for older teens and grown-ups only.

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