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Ivan Reitman

"Stripes" (also known as "Stripes, un plotone di svitati", "Ich glaub' mich knutscht ein Elch!") is a Comedy/War film directed by Ivan Reitman, released in the USA on June 26 of 1981 , starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P.J. Soles, Sean Young and John Candy.

The story of a man who wanted to keep the world safe for democracy...and meet girls

Who directed "Stripes":

Stripes was directed by Ivan Reitman, a producer, director, writer, and actor.

Before making Stripes, Ivan Reitman had directed Meatballs, released in 1979, Cannibal Girls (1973), Foxy Lady (1971). Since, he directed Legal Eagles, released in 1986, Twins (1988), Ghostbusters II (1989), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Dave (1993), and Junior (1994).

When was "Stripes" released:

Stripes was initally released in the United States on Friday, June 26, 1981. Also released on this day were The Great Muppet Caper (dir. Jim Henson), For Your Eyes Only (dir. John Glen), Dragonslayer (dir. Matthew Robbins), and Docteur Popaul (dir. Claude Chabrol). This was thirty-seven (37) years ago.

It has been released on Thursday, December 17, 1981 in Germany; Thursday, December 10, 1981 in Australia and on Saturday, January 23, 1982 in Japan.

What is the casting of "Stripes":

At the casting of Stripes we find Bill Murray, previously seen in Loose Shoes (1980) and Caddyshack (1980); Harold Ramis (Heavy Metal (1981), Vacation (1983)); Warren Oates (1941 (1979), Amore, piombo e furore (1978)) [ more... ]

  • John Candy, John Voldstad and Dave Thomas can be seen in Boris and Natasha, released in 1992.
  • Warren Oates, John Candy and John Voldstad can be seen in 1941, released in 1979.
  • John Diehl and Harold Ramis, John Candy also worked together in Vacation, released in 1983.
  • John Candy and Bill Murray can both be seen in Little Shop of Horrors, released in 1986.

What is the Storyline of "Stripes":

John Winger is a cab driver, who, in the span of a few hours, loses his job, his car, and his girlfriend. Realizing that his life is a failure, he decides to join the United States Army. Talking his best friend Russell Ziskey into joining with him, they drive to a recruiting office and are soon off to basic training.

Upon arrival at Fort Arnold, they meet their fellow recruits, and their drill sergeant, Sergeant Hulka. Moments after arriving, Winger offends Sgt. Hulka and is ordered out to do [...]

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