almost 2 years
Bill Murray doing Bill Murray really well. Quotable to the nines. "Chicks dig me..."
over 4 years
Good performance by Murray. Overall very entertaining because of its absurdity.
over 4 years
Very funny first half. Hilarious dialogue and improv.
over 6 years
The first half is quite good. Loses steam later on.
"Join the army"! It's free. So I figured while I'm here I'll lose a few pounds ~ JohnCandy
Stripes is a 1981 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P. J. Soles, and John Candy. Stripes also featured several noted actors in their first significant film roles, including John Larroquette, Sean Young, John Diehl and Judge Reinhold. It was one of Canadian comedian John Candy's early breakthrough film appearances. Dave Thomas, Bill Paxton, Joe Flaherty, and Timothy Busfield are also in one scene apiece.
John Winger (Bill Murray) is a slacker who drives a cab in Louisville. In the span of a few hours he quits his job, his car is repossessed, he drops his pizza on the street, and his girlfriend (Roberta Leighton) dumps him. Realizing that his life is a failure, he decides he needs a new direction. At that moment, a recruiting ad for the U.S. Army plays on the television, and he decides that is just what he needs to get in shape (and meet girls). Talking his best friend, Russell Ziskey (Harold Ramis) into joining, they quickly...