In the Army Now

Still of Pauly Shore in In the Army Now


Two misguided youths join the reserves to make some money for their entrepreneurial dreams. No sooner…

Release Year: 1994

Rating: 4.2/10 (6,053 voted)

Daniel Petrie Jr.

Stars: Pauly Shore, Lori Petty, Andy Dick

Two misguided youths join the reserves to make some money for their entrepreneurial dreams. No sooner than they finish basic training are they called up to do their part to save the free world.

Writers: Steve Zacharias, Jeff Buhai


Pauly Shore

Bones Conway

Andy Dick

Jack Kaufman

Lori Petty

Christine Jones

David Alan Grier

Fred Ostroff

Esai Morales

Sgt. Stern

Lynn Whitfield

Sgt. Ladd

Art LaFleur

1st Sgt. Brandon T. Williams

Fabiana Udenio


Glenn Morshower

Richard Day, Recruiting Sergeant

Beau Billingslea

Sgt. Daniels

Peter Spellos

Mr. Quinn

Barry Nolan

Stu Krieger

Coleen Christie

News Anchor Person

Ryan Cutrona


Paul Mooney

Lt. Col. Peter Hume

Sleep tight, America! The safety of the free world rests in his hands!

Release Date: 12 August 1994

Filming Locations: Fort Sill, Oklahoma, USA

Opening Weekend: $6,400,000

Gross: $28,864,707

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


[Brendan Fraser]
as Link, his character from Encino Man, during the dinner scene in the tent with the Special forces guys.


Revealing mistakes:
You can tell that Christine's m16a3 rifle is unloaded after she shoots a very short automatic burst at the Libyans, she would still have some ammunition left in the magazine.


Thank you, sir. But I could not have done it without the help and inspiration of my brother, the poolman.

User Review

Is Pauley Shore Dead?

Rating: 7/10

Whatever happened to Pauley Shore? I guess he's still around but you
didn't hear much from him after this movie, which was a decent success.
It was a surprisingly-good lightweight comedy with a bunch of likable
goofs and weirdos from Glendale, California, and their adventures after
they join the Army Reserves.

The language was pretty tame in here but there were a lot of sexual
innuendos, too many for a PG rating but not surprising in a modern-day
comedy. That comedy overall is good with some laugh-out-loud scenes.

Also, as with many films, the ending gets carried away. It was really
dumb, but for most of this movie it was entertaining enough to
certainly recommend if you need a laugh.