Stripes | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | February 17, 2012
entertainment value
Bootcamp half overshadows the lackluster action of last half. Like Full Metal Jacket, but with goofball antics instead of psychosis. #army
genre Comedy
synopsis John Winger, an indolent sad sack impulsively joins the U.S. Army after losing his job, his car, his girlfriend and his apartment … and, for good measure, he cajoles his best friend into enlisting, too. After making it through boot camp, the duo appropriates a state-of-the-art military vehicle for a weekend furlough, landing behind the Iron Curtain -- and in the midst of an international incident.
lead actors Bill Murray | Harold Ramis | Warren Oates | P.J. Soles | Sean Young | John Candy | John Larroquette | John Voldstad | John Diehl | Lance LeGault | Roberta Leighton | Conrad Dunn | Judge Reinhold | Antone Pagan
director Ivan Reitman