In the Army Now

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

In the Army Now (Hollywood Pictures Movie)

“In the Army Now” is a comedy film released in 1994, directed by Daniel Petrie Jr. The movie stars Pauly Shore as Bones Conway and Andy Dick as Jack Kaufman, along with Lori Petty and David Alan Grier in supporting roles.

The story follows two slackers, Bones Conway and Jack Kaufman, who decide to join the U.S. Army Reserves as a way to earn some extra money and take advantage of the benefits. However, they quickly find themselves in over their heads during basic training.

As they struggle to adapt to the rigorous military life and their bumbling ways create chaos, Bones and Jack must find a way to prove themselves and survive their time in the army.

“In the Army Now” is known for its slapstick humor and Pauly Shore’s comedic antics. The film offers a lighthearted and humorous look at the military experience, poking fun at the challenges and absurdities faced by recruits during their training.

The movie received mostly negative reviews from critics, but it has found a following among fans of Pauly Shore’s comedic style and those who enjoy goofy and light-hearted comedies.

“In the Army Now” serves as a touchstone for viewers seeking a silly and entertaining comedy that provides a humorous take on military life and the misadventures of two unlikely soldiers. It offers a fun and light-hearted escape with a dose of over-the-top humor and memorable one-liners from Pauly Shore.

Additional Details


  • Pauly Shore: Private First Class Bones Conway
  • Andy Dick: Private Jack Kaufman
  • Lori Petty: Private Christine Jones
  • David Alan Grier: Private Fred Ostroff
  • Esai Morales: Staff Sergeant Stern
  • Lynn Whitfield: Drill Sergeant Ladd
  • Art LaFleur: First Sergeant Brandon T. Williams
  • Fabiana Udenio: Gabriella
  • Glenn Morshower: Recruiting Sergeant Richard Day
  • Beau Billingslea: Sergeant Daniels
  • Peter Spellos: Mr. Quinn
  • Brendan Fraser: Link


  • Director: Daniel Petrie Jr
  • Producer: Michael Rotenberg
  • Screenplay: Ken Kaufman, Stu Krieger, Daniel Petrie, Jr., Fax Bahr and Adam Small

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