STRIPES
1981, Sony Repertory, 106 min, USA, Dir: Ivan Reitman

Bill Murray stars as John, who, after reaching a dead-end with his job, convinces his friend Russell (Harold Ramis) to enlist with him in the army. Once struggling through boot camp, John becomes the unofficial leader of his platoon, and after graduation he, Russell and Sargeant Hulka (Warren Oates) must go behind the Iron Curtain to make a daring - and explosive! - rescue attempt.


LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
1986, Warner Bros., 94 min, USA, Dir: Frank Oz

Director Frank Oz’s delightful adaptation of the Off-Broadway musical spawned by Roger Corman’s legendary low-budget horror comedy stars Rick Moranis as Seymour Krelborn, a lowly assistant working in a New York flower shop. Following an eclipse, he finds a particularly unusual plant and discovers that it feeds on human flesh - in fact, its hunger for it is insatiable. The flower shop booms as its carnivorous star attraction grows, and Seymour is willing to look the other way when it gobbles up a couple of not-so-nice people. But when “Audrey II” sets its sights on the co-worker he’s in love with (Ellen Greene), it’s time for Seymour to weed out this mean green mother from outer space. With Steve Martin as a sadistic dentist and Bill Murray as his masochistic patient.


KINGPIN
1996, MGM Repertory, 113 min, USA, Dir: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly

The tagline says it all for this laugh-out-loud lewd fest from the Farrelly brothers: “A movie with a lot of balls.” Roy (Woody Harrelson) would have been the world’s best bowler, if not for the loss of his bowling hand to a gang of ruffians. Now a down-and-out bowling alley supplies salesman with a prosthetic hook for a hand, Roy encounters Ishmael (Randy Quaid), a Quaker runaway who dreams of hitting the bowling big-time, and begins training this newfound protege to become the next king of the bowling lanes. With Bill Murray in fine form as Ishmael’s toughest competition, bowling celebrity Ernie McCracken.


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