Biloxi Blues 1988 PG-13 CC

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A group of young recruits go through boot camp during the Second World War in Biloxi Mississippi. From the play by Neil Simon.

Starring:
Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken
Runtime:
1 hour 48 minutes

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Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Mike Nichols
Starring Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken
Supporting actors Matt Mulhern, Corey Parker, Markus Flanagan, Casey Siemaszko, Michael Dolan, Penelope Ann Miller, Park Overall, Alan Pottinger, Mark Evan Jacobs, David Kienzle, Matthew Kimbrough, Kirby Mitchell, Allen Turner, Tom Kagy, Jeff Bailey, Bill Russell, Natalie Canerday, A. Collin Roddey
Studio Universal Studios
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Funny and great movie!
Tyler
Matthew Broderick is perfect in this role and the casting is really good in this terrific Neil Simon screen play.
Bill
I watched it once,and then i wanted to watch it again because i enjoyed it so much.
"runningwolf000"

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 31, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Despite my best instincts to the contrary, this movie remains among my top ten favorite (notice, not BEST - there's a difference) movie of all time.
There is something about this movie that simply appeals to me. Being in the military and working as the Executive Officer of a Basic Training Battery, I definitely recognize the witt and toughness of Drill Sergeant Merwyn J. Toomey (actually, I kind of wish we were allowed to be more like him today - it would produce better soldiers). But the appeal of this film goes far beyond recognition of the brilliance of Christopher Walken's performance as the DS.
Above all the dialog in the movie is crisp and funny, without an element of raunch or being to sarcastic. There are feelings of genuine nostalgia and sweetness about the picture which are hard to describe, but definitely noticeable. They are in the scene in which Broderick's character meets Daisy for the first time, they permeates the scene in which Eugene loses his virginity and they even appear at the end of the film, where the soldiers of the company learn DS Toomey is leaving.
The performances of all the principles are nothing short of fantastic. Broderick is perfect as Jerome, Walken is great as DS Toomey, and Penelope Anne Miller - wow.
The last think about this film that makes it stand out is the music. There is a slow rendition of "How High the Moon" which makes its appearance at the beginning, at the end and in the scene at the USO where Jerome meets Daisy. This version of the song, which is normally done at a jazzy trot, is wonderful, almost hypnotic. For this song alone, the soundtrack is worth exploring.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Neal C. Reynolds VINE VOICE on August 1, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
If there has to be a message to this movie, and I don't really believe there's supposed to be, it's that a sense of humor will indeed get you through the worst of situations.
Matthew Broderick and Christopher Walken carry this comedy. There is an unassuming quality here. It's funny without trying to be funny, or at least that's the feeling I get from it. There's not much of a chance that this is on anybody's top ten list, not even a top ten comedy list. There's no obvious contrivance here. The whole story just happens, flowing smoothly along without effort. And so it's exceedingly pleasing, immensely enjoyable, quite lifelike.
And as another reviewer points out, for all the innocent quality of the movie, there are "blue" scenes here, but nothing graphic.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "runningwolf000" on June 21, 2000
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I found this movie to be simple and cute. I watched it once,and then i wanted to watch it again because i enjoyed it so much. The whole story revolves mainly around Eugene Jerome (Matthew Broderick) and how much trouble he has at the army with a sergeant,the people he mainly talks to,and the life he is having there. His fantasy was to lose his virginity and fall in love,both of which he did,in the same day! Eventually he made amends with his friends,after all the things they went through. I really enjoyed this movie,i was surprised about that too. All together the movie was good. This is one i would want to buy and add to my collection.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By sean on January 9, 2004
Format: DVD
I am thrilled to see this DVD is finally going to be made available. In college I my theater troupe pulled off "Biloxi Blues,"
I went to see Christopher Walken perform in a broadway production of "James Joyce the dead" a few years ago, and low and behold, bumped into Matthew Broderick and his wife. Not only were the two of them in the film production of Biloxi Blues together, but had performed the play together on Broadway as well.
This was about 5 years ago, and I was thrilled to see the two of them were still friends. Great movie, fantastic play.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter C. Morrison on April 21, 2008
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Biloxi Blues is one of Neil Simon's most moving comedies. The famous Simon one-liners are built into the play in the person of Eugene Jerome (played by Matthew Broderick as a thinly disguised Simon himself), whose voice-over narration is that of a comic writer looking back on the often excruciating experience of boot camp just before the end of World War II.

Eugene quips, speaking in retrospect and in the character of the young recruit, but more often he expresses frustration, anger, anxiety, or regret, as he learns to cope with Americans from all over the United States, some of whom do not share his outlook or sense of values.

There are formidable, sharply etched characters, besides that of Eugene Jerome. Arnold Epstein, Eugene's highly principled friend, is loathe to compromise his values, even if it means isolation, humiliating punishments, and confrontation with the sergeant in charge. Then there is Sgt. Toomey, brilliantly played by Christopher Walken. He is one of Neil Simon's most astounding creations, based no doubt on an actual person or at least a combination of real-life encounters. Toomey is by turns brutal, funny, just, solicitous, and troubled, a complex authority figure who almost runs away with the film. The audience can easily share the sentiments of the group as expressed by Eugene, that when he leaves they sorely miss him.

The two women, Rowena the hooker (played by Parker Overall) and Daisy the Catholic school girl (played by Penelope Ann Miller) would seem at first glance to be the classic "virgin and whore" dichotomy as an influence in the hero's life.
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