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Basic Training (1985)

R
88 min | Comedy

Melinda comes to Washington DC to visit her friend Debbie, and to find a job in government, where she hopes to do her part to make it better. She gets a lower echelon administrative position at the Pentagon, and finds things pretty slack. ...See moreMelinda comes to Washington DC to visit her friend Debbie, and to find a job in government, where she hopes to do her part to make it better. She gets a lower echelon administrative position at the Pentagon, and finds things pretty slack. Her boss seems to be more interested in getting into her pants than trying to find lost data on the Russians. Melinda resists his advances and begins working her way up in the Pentagon, finding subtle ways of getting her policies implemented by manipulating the slovenly males that populate the Pentagon, including finding a way to defuse the mounting conflict with the Russians. Written by Ed Sutton See less
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Bernie Kahn (as Bernard M. Kahn)
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Updated Nov 30, 1985

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Nov 1985 (United States)

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Ann Dusenberry
Melinda Melinda   See fewer
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Rhonda Shear
Debbie Debbie   See fewer
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Angela Aames
Cheryl Cheryl   See fewer
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Will Nye
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Walter Gotell
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Marty Brill
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William A. Forester
General Kane General Kane   See fewer
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Christopher Pennock
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Mark Withers
Captain Drysdale Captain Drysdale   See fewer
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Gerard Prendergast
Bill Slater Bill Slater   See fewer
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Marty Cohen
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Orly Oh
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Linda Hoy
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Kenny Ellis
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Lynn Griffis
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John Ochoa
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Michael Greene
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Mark Lowenthal
Vladimir Vladimir   See fewer
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Sam Scarber
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Ari Barak
Abdul Abdul   See fewer
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Sammy Warren
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Donald Fullilove
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Cynthia Frost
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Barbara Peckinpaugh
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Fred Saxon
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Patrick Dollaghan
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4.3 / 10 | 323 votes