About the film
mississippi river homophobia world war ii boot camp based on play or musical loss of virginity basic training semi autobiographical 1940s barracks drill sergeant
Release Date: March 25, 1988
|Slogan||:||«The Army made Eugene a man. But Daisy gave him basic training!»|
|Production Companies||:||Universal Pictures, Rastar Productions|
|Producers||:||Juliet Taylor, Joseph M. Caracciolo, Joseph M. Caracciolo, Ray Stark, Marykay Powell, Sarah Tackett, Wendi Haas|
|Writers||:||Neil Simon, Neil Simon|
Eugene, an aspiring writer from Brooklyn, is drafted into the US Army during the final months of World War II. For his basic training, the Army sends him to Camp Shelby in Mississippi, where toil, bad food, and antisemitic jibes await. Eugene takes refuge in his sense of humor and in his diary, but they won't protect him in a battle of wills with an unstable drill sergeant.