In the Army Now

1994

In the Army Now

Critics Consensus

This 1994 Pauly Shore vehicle stretches its star's thin shtick to the breaking point with a laugh-deficient screenplay that borrows shamelessly from Bill Murray's far superior Stripes.

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In this comedy adventure, Bones wants to open his own stereo shop with his best friend Jack. To earn the cash, Bones talks Jack into joining the Army reserves. When a mix-up occurs, the two friends find themselves driving a water tanker behind Libyan enemy lines.

Cast

Pauly Shore
as Bones Conway
Andy Dick
as Jack Kaufman
Lori Petty
as Christine Jones
David Alan Grier
as Fred Ostroff
Esai Morales
as Sgt. Stern
Lynn Whitfield
as Sgt. Ladd
Art LaFleur
as Sgt. Williams
Fabiana Udenio
as Gabriella
Glenn Morshower
as Recruiting Sergeant
Beau Billingslea
as Sgt. Daniels
Peter Spellos
as Mr. Quinn
Barry Nolan
as Stu Krieger
Coleen Christie
as News Anchor Person
Ryan Cutrona
as Colonel
Paul Mooney
as Ltc Peter Hume
Keith Coogan
as Stoner #1
Matthew Walker
as Stoner #2
Richard Assad
as Col. Babgabousch
Allen R. Stokes
as Drill Sgt. Stokes
Earl M. Nicholson
as Drill Sgt. Nicholson
Kenneth Kilgo
as Drill Sgt. Kilgo
Anthony H. Humphreys
as Drill Sgt. Humphreys
Vincent Marotta
as Reserve Soldier #1
Carlton Wilborn
as Reserve Soldier #2
Maurice Sherbanee
as Camel Salesman
Tom Villard
as Obnoxious Salesguy
Kirk Fox
as Corporal
Brian Fenwick
as Classroom Soldier
John Larsen
as Radio Operator
Daniel Petrie Jr.
as Lieutenant Colonel
Dan Wolfe
as Special Forces Major
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  • Dec 10, 2011
    This was the type of film I thoroughly enjoyed when I was younger. Now looking back, I can't believe the crap I enjoyed when I was young. In the Army Now is a horrible film with a terrible cast. Pauly Shore made two fairly comical films, but unfortunately for him, with this one he started to repeat himself and be very annoying. His antics were decent for at least two films, but over doing the weasel was starting to be painful to watch. The comedy elements of this film fall flat and they never get off the ground. How can they with a one dimensional comedian like Pauly Shore? In the Army Now fails from start to finish. This is simply a poorly written comedy with nothing going for it. The jokes are stale, the acting sucks, and the direction is bad. The film fails to entertain and fails as a comedy. If you're looking for a good comedy, this isn't it. What you can expect from this film is an awful attempt at comedy and yet another folly from Pauly Shore. Encino Man and Son in Law were decent, but this film was the point in Shore's career where he started to be irrelevant with his crap style of humor. His one joke routine worked for two films after that, it didn't. In the Army Now is a poor comedy that at times makes you smile, but never makes you chuckle. Maybe the film would have been better if it had better actors, but since this is a Pauly Shore film, this film is a miss. In the Army Now is significant because, it shows signs of Pauly Shore's dwindling sense of comedic delivery. A forgettable film.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Apr 01, 2010
    I really can't keep a straight face as I sit here and try to tell you about this movie, and wither or not you should watch this. Should you? Yes, it is actually not that bad of a film. However it isn't that good either. Pauly Shore is in my opinion, slightly underrated as a comedic actor. His early 90's films are some of the funniest and memorable from my childhood and I still love watching them to this day. That said this is probably my least favorite of his movies simply because I felt with the acting talent involved it could have been funnier and lets face it better. So when it comes to Pauly Shore films this is a good one to watch, but it may disappoint fans of his better known work. But at least it isn't Pauley Shore is Dead.
    Jason R Super Reviewer
  • Aug 15, 2009
    I didn't ever see "In The Army Now" until a few weeks ago. I didn't ever think it would be that good of a movie, but after watching it I found out I was wrong. Two guys who have nothing else to do decide to join the army and that's when the fun begins. They are both thought of as losers and it doesn't seem like they could ever make it in something like the army at first. However, they turn out to be two of the most successful people in the army. If you like good comedy movies, I recommend seeing "In The Army Now" because it's fun to see how Pauly Shore and his friend make it a success being in the army. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000. Makes you wonder if it's really that fun to be in the army.
    Jason O Super Reviewer
  • May 13, 2009
    Back when he was really popular Pauly Shore was putting out a lot of movies. This was not one of the good ones.
    Jason S Super Reviewer

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