Bill Murray brings his antiauthoritarian cool to this bawdy burlesque of military life. He stars as a directionless loser who, after his girlfriend kicks him out of the apartment, enlists in the U.S. Army, where he proceeds to wreak havoc all the way from boot camp to Czechoslovakia. Director Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) keeps the one-liners and sight gags flying, abetted by a supporting cast that includes Harold Ramis, John Candy, and Oates, who, as a hard-ass, no-nonsense drill sergeant, gets a rare opportunity to put a comedic spin on his tightly-wound-tough-guy screen persona.