Lists: Comedy

Brief Synopsis: "John Winger, an indolent sad sack in his 30s, impulsively joins the U.S. Army after losing his job, his girlfriend and his apartment."

Overall Ranking: 526 (Rank from 1981: # 3)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 40%
Regular 60%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97
Danny M90
Bryan Lienesch81 - It's that classic Murray dry humor that delivers some of the best laughs!
Comedy: 7
Sex Appeal: 6
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 6
Patrick Devitt80
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin70(full review)

People Involved

  • Bill Murray (John Winger)
  • Harold Ramis (Russell Ziskey)
  • Warren Oates (Sgt. Hulka)
  • P.J. Soles (Stella Hansen)
  • Sean Young (Louise Cooper)
  • John Candy (Dewey Ox Oxberger)
  • John Larroquette (Capt. Stillman)
  • John Voldstad (Stillmans Aid)
  • John Diehl (Cruiser)
  • Lance LeGault (Col. Glass)
  • Roberta Leighton (Anita)
  • Conrad Dunn (Psycho)
  • Judge Reinhold (Elmo)
  • Antone Pagan (Hector)
  • Ivan Reitman (Director)