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Snafu (1945)

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85 min | Comedy

A 14-year-old boy lies about his age and enlists in the United State Marine Corps without his family's consent or knowledge. He is sent into battle, in the Pacific war-zone, and decorated, and spotted in a newsreel by his family. The ...See moreA 14-year-old boy lies about his age and enlists in the United State Marine Corps without his family's consent or knowledge. He is sent into battle, in the Pacific war-zone, and decorated, and spotted in a newsreel by his family. The family asks the War Department to discharge him and send him home. A complicated period of adjustment follows for both the boy, who is no longer a boy even at the age of 15, and his family. (S/N/A/F/U, as the title is displayed, was a World War II military slang term standing for...Situation normal, all f(rigged) up. When the title was used on a 1984 film, the meaning, and all the correct words were used. ) Written by Les Adams See less
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Director
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Louis Solomon (play) (screenplay) | Harold Buchman (play) (screenplay)
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Franz Planer (as Frank Planer)
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Updated Nov 22, 1945

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Nov 22, 1945 (United States)

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Barbara Jo Allen
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Winfield Smith
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7.1 / 10 | 13 votes