Oates' front tooth got chipped in the process and he yelled at Reitman for what he did. Release Dates During filming one of the obstacle courses scenes, Reitman told the actors to grab Oates and drag him into the mud without telling the veteran actor about it to see what would happen and get a genuine reaction. They become lost in a jungle and are captured by Spanish-speaking guerrillas. Cheech and Chong's manager thought the script was very funny; however, the comedy duo wanted complete creative control. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 86% based on 36 reviews, with a rating average of 6.58/10. But I felt if you were rescuing your friends it was okay. Edit. Top Answer.  P. J. Soles tested with Murray and they got along well together. , Casting director Karen Rea saw Conrad Dunn on the stage and asked him to read for the role of Francis "Psycho" Soyer in New York. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Stripes (1981) Filming & Production. Reinhold said that during filming Oates would tell stories about working on films like The Wild Bunch and they would be enthralled. , Filming began in Kentucky in November 1980, then moved to California in December. The Fillet was actually filmed on the Upper East Side on Second Avenue at 94th Street, though the ensuing fight scene was shot on 118th Street, edging towards the real Harlem, with more Harlem scenes filmed on 117th Street. The premise and star remain out of whack until the rambling, diffuse screenplay finally struggles beyond basic training". , Gary Arnold, in his review for The Washington Post, wrote, "Stripes squanders at least an hour belaboring situations contradicted from the outset by Murray's personality. After partying with Stella and Louise, the buddies return to the barracks, and John motivates the platoon with a passionate speech and begins to get them in shape for graduation. Directed by Ivan Reitman. , Reitman was a fan of the westerns that Warren Oates had been in and wanted someone who was strong and that everyone respected to control the film's misfit platoon. He talks his best friend Russell Ziskey (Harold Ramis), a teacher of English as a second language, into joining him, and they go to a recruiting office and are soon sent off to basic training. Moments after arriving, John angers Sergeant Hulka and is ordered out to do push-ups. , Dunn remembered Candy inviting the men in the platoon to his house while filming was under way, for a homemade spaghetti dinner and to watch the famous Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Roberto Durán II No Más Fight (November 25, 1980). Company Credits Full Cast and Crew Murray improvised the "Aunt Jemima Treatment" sequence and Soles reacted naturally to whatever he said and did. Filming locations for hilarious 1981 classic, Stripes starring Bill Murray and Harold Ramis. John Diehl had never auditioned before and won his first paying job as an actor. Much of the mud wrestling scene was made up on the spot by Reitman. Stripes is a 1981 American war comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P. J. Soles, Sean Young, and John Candy. Once in Italy, the platoon is reunited with a recovered Hulka and assigned to guard the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle, an armored personnel carrier disguised as a recreational vehicle. It eventually grossed $85,297,000 in North America, making it the fifth most popular 1981 film at the U.S.A. and Canada box office. With Bill Murray, John Candy, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates. ... "Stripes" (1981) The military comedy starring Bill … He stands out as a slacker throughout basic training. The optional extended cut expands on several scenes and includes an excised subplot in which Winger and Ziskey (who takes six hits of Elmo's LSD under the impression that it is Dramamine) go AWOL by stowing away on a special forces paratrooper mission. Caldwell, Sara C., and Marie-Eve S. Kielson, Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Roberto Durán II No Más Fight, "Back to the 80s: Interview with Conrad Dunn", Operation Hollywood: How the Pentagon Shapes and Censors the Movies, "A Brief History Of The Iconic Vehicles In Harold Ramis Films", "Budget-assault vehicle; Police departments don't need expensive military-grade equipment", "The Ten Best Post-Apocalyptic Survival Vehicles", "Ivan Reitman Creates A Different 'Stripes, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Stripes_(film)&oldid=981724448, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 4 October 2020, at 02:20.