Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated) Binding: VHS Tape EAN: 9786302418828 Format: Black & White ISBN: 6302418828 Label: Warner Home Video Manufacturer: Warner Home Video Number Of Items: 1 Publisher: Warner Home Video Release Date: 1994-07-22 Running Time: 119 Studio: Warner Home Video
Andy Griffith burst to stardom with this surprisingly funny film adaptation of the Broadway comedy (by, of all people, Ira Levin of Rosemary's Baby fame). Griffith plays a hillbilly who is drafted into the army where, among other things, he has to wear shoes regularly for the first time. Griffith brings an engaging glee to the role of this likable bumpkin, whose happy-go-lucky demeanor is impervious to insult. Ask him to clean the latrines and he rigs the toilet seats to stand up and salute. The film follows him through basic training and into the paratroops, where he becomes an unlikely hero. A solid supporting cast includes Griffith's future sidekick, Don Knotts; Nick Adams; and, most notably, the hilariously sullen Myron McCormick. --Marshall Fine
Spotlight customer reviews:
Customer Rating: Summary: One of the Funniest Movies EVER Comment: Too bad. Some DVDs of this great comedy would've been great to send to the troops for Christmas. I need one for my own family, too, since our old VHS version is getting worn out. PLEASE... SOMEBODY... release some DVDs of this movie! I will join the latrines in saluting you if you do! "Hello? (ppsst-ppsst) HELLL-LLLOOO?" Customer Rating: Summary: Funniest Movie Ever Comment: How long are they going to keep us waiting for a DVD????????? This has got to be, if not the funniest movie ever, it is near the top. Andy Griffith is at his very best.
OK, repeat after me repeatedly until someone listens: "We want a DVD, we want a DVD, we want a DVD, WE WANT A DVD!!!!!!!!!!!" Customer Rating: Summary: Great -- Where is the DVD Comment: This is such a wonderfully funny movie. My kids love it....Let's get it in DVD!!!! Customer Rating: Summary: Long Overdue for Release on DVD Comment: Hands down one of the funniest movies ever made. Add my voice to the long and growing list of those calling for this comedy masterpiece to be released on DVD. To the powers that be: We're waiting...! Customer Rating: Summary: Where's the DVD? Comment: Add me to the long list of Andy Griffith fans who would love to see this on DVD. Considering all the terribly unfunny comedies that have been released on DVD over the years, why not release one that actually works?