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Private Benjamin

Private Benjamin movie poster
Directed by Howard Zieff
Produced by Nancy Meyers
Harvey Miller
Charles Shyer
Goldie Hawn (executive producer)
Written by Nancy Meyers
Harvey Miller
Starring Goldie Hawn
Eileen Brennan
Armand Assante
Music by Bill Conti
Barry De Vorzon
Cinematography David M. Walsh
Editing by Sheldon Kahn
Release date(s) October 7, 1980
Running time 109 min
Country  United States
Language English
IMDb profile

Private Benjamin is a 1980 comedy film which tells the story of Judy, a wealthy Jewish woman, who joins the army when her new husband dies on their wedding night. Although she becomes involved with another well-to-do doctor and almost marries him, life in the army helps Judy develop self-confidence and she decides to live independently. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nancy Jane Meyers (Born December 8, 1949 in Pennsylvania, USA) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... Charles Shyer (born on 11 October 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is an American film director, writer and producer. ... Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an Academy Award-winning American actress, director and producer. ... Eileen Brennan (born September 3, 1938 in Los Angeles, California) is an American character actress of films, television, and theatre. ... Armand Anthony Assante Jr. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Barry De Vorzon (born July 31, 1934 in New York City) is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and composer. ... Sheldon Kahn is a BAFTA Award winning film editor and producer. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1980 in film involved some significant events. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Comedy film is genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humor. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination...


When Judy Benjamin meets a dashing Frenchman at NATO headquarters, he asks her to marry him, then (just before the wedding) hands her a complicated prenuptial agreement to sign, which designates her modest wealth as her separate property and his vast wealth as his separate property. It seems that his family was worried that an American barbarian would get the family chateau. This film is number 58 on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies". This article is about the military alliance. ... A prenuptial agreement or antenuptial agreement, commonly abbreviated to prenup or prenupt, is a contract entered into by two people prior to marriage or civil union. ... A château ( French for castle; plural châteaux) is a manor house or residence of the lord of the manor or a country house of gentry, usually French, with or without fortifications. ... This article is about the U.S. cable network. ...

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Cast and Crew

Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an Academy Award-winning American actress, director and producer. ... Eileen Brennan (born September 3, 1938 in Los Angeles, California) is an American character actress of films, television, and theatre. ... Armand Anthony Assante Jr. ... Robert Webber (October 14, 1924 - May 19, 1989) was an actor who starred as Juror #12 in the 1957 hit movie 12 Angry Men. ... Sam Wanamaker (born Samuel Watenmaker) (June 14, 1919, Chicago – December 18, 1993, London, England) was an American actor and director. ... Barbara Barrie (born Barbara Ann Berman on May 23, 1931 to a Jewish family in Chicago, but raised in Texas) is an American actress and author of childrens books. ... Mary Kay Place as The West Wings Surgeon General Millicent Griffith Mary Kay Place (b. ... Harry Dean Stanton (born July 14, 1926 in West Irvine, Kentucky, USA) is an American actor. ... Albert Brooks (born July 22, 1947) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, writer, comedian and director. ... Alan Oppenheimer (born April 23, 1930 in New York City, New York) is an American voice-actor who has had an active career in cartoons since the 1940s. ... Lee Wallace (1930- ) is an American television and film actor. ...

Awards and nominations

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Goldie Hawn), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Eileen Brennan) and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... This page has been protected from editing to deal with vandalism. ... Eileen Brennan (born September 3, 1938 in Los Angeles, California) is an American character actress of films, television, and theatre. ... // The Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material. ...


Television series

In 1981, Private Benjamin was made into a television series starring Lorna Patterson, Eileen Brennan, Hal Williams, Wendy Jo Sperber and Joel Brooks (it originally aired 19811983). Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Lorna Patterson (born July 1, 1956) is an American film, stage and television actress. ... Hal Williams (born December 14, 1938 in Columbus, Ohio) is an American actor, best known for his recurring role as the black cop Smitty on Sanford and Son, and as the patriarch Lester Jenkins on 227. ... Joel Brooks (born December 17, 1949 in New York City, New York, USA) is an American actor. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...


Quotes

  • "I think they sent me to the wrong place. You see, I did join the Army, but I joined a different one. I joined the one with the condos and the private rooms"
  • "What, the army couldn't afford drapes? I'll be up at the crack of dawn here."
  • "Oh, I have never looked worse in my life. Has anybody ever died from basic (training)?"
  • (After being issued an army uniform) "Excuse me Sir, is green the only colour these come in?"
  • (After arriving at the army base) "Where are the yachts?"
  • "My therapist said that I had a neurotic need to find a father figure. And he had a neurotic need to find a father-in-law who had a lot of money."
  • (During her marriage vows) "Henri, I know this is a very awkward time to do this. But I wanna break up!"
  • Recruitment Officer: A lady with your education and background could easiy land an assignment in Europe
    Judy : Europe? I do need to get away.
  • Mother-in-law : Just one thing. If you can remember. What were Yale's last words?"
    Judy: I'm cumming!"

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Private Benjamin (Full Screen Edition) by Howard Zieff at DVD Hills.com (1712 words)
Judy Benjamin complains to Captain Lewis that she signed up with a different Army, the one with the condos and the yachts.
When a drill sergeant tells Private Benjamin that she is only permitted to stop running if she is puking, she does; on his shoes.
Goldie Hawn is just perfect as Judy Benjamin, a young woman who is torn to pieces after the death of her husband just six hours after saying their vows.
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