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Hard Knox (1984)

A retired fighter pilot becomes the head of his alma matter military high school for two weeks with hilarious consequences. He shapes up the school and raises morale so that they are able ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Werner

Writers:

Robert Conrad (story), David J. Kinghorn (story, teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Conrad ... Col. Joe Knox
Red West ... Thomas 'Top' Tuttle
Joan Sweeny ... Marilyn Cole
Bill Erwin ... Gen. Garfield
Dean Hill ... Maj. Benjamin Garfield
Dianne B. Shaw Dianne B. Shaw ... Lela Stallings
Stephen Caffrey ... Gary Pascoe
Shane Conrad ... Eric Shaner
Frank Howard ... David Ambrose
Ricky Paull Goldin ... Jeff Bridley
Alan Ruck ... Frankie Tyrone
David Saunders David Saunders ... Bobby Sayers
Casey Siemaszko ... Aaron Davis
Kathleen Sisk Kathleen Sisk ... Jessi Richards
Alex Stirling Alex Stirling ... Kimi
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Storyline

A retired fighter pilot becomes the head of his alma matter military high school for two weeks with hilarious consequences. He shapes up the school and raises morale so that they are able to win the "brass-axe" competition versus another local military academy. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coronel Knox See more »

Filming Locations:

Mt. Carroll, Illinois, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

A. Shane Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where the Colonel is driving his car across the bridge on his way to his destination; that is the bridge that connects Savanna, Illinois with Sabula, Iowa. He is actually driving the opposite direction (West) needed to get to the filming location (East). See more »

Goofs

When he is in his screen mom's car, actor Shane Conrad's hair is parted on his left and the left side of his shirt buttons over the right side (at around 4 mins), but as he is watches her drive off (from 15:10 to 15:25), the frames are flipped with his hair parted on his right and the right side of his shirt buttoned over the left side. Later, both the part in his hair and the buttoning of his shirt switch back (at around 39 mins). See more »

Quotes

Jessi Richards: You yell louder and more often than any person...
Thomas 'Top' Tuttle: I do not yell! I simply communicate in a tone of voice that ensures I will not be misquoted, misunderstood, or ignored!
Jessi Richards: That's what I said. You yell a lot.
Thomas 'Top' Tuttle: You listen up, new cadet, Congress might have put you here but that don't give you the license to give me lectures on the evils of nicotine or...
Jessi Richards: Congress didn't put me here... My grandmother did.
Thomas 'Top' Tuttle: I'll tell you one thing, I do no like kids that talk like adults... they make me nervous! So you...
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Same characters, different names
11 June 2004 | by lurch-15See all my reviews

I liked Conrad-and-West as Gregory Boyington-and-Sergeant Andy Micklin in 'Black Sheep'...er, I mean as Duke Ramsey-and-Sergeant O'Brien in 'The Duke'...er, I mean as Coach Brandon-and-Superintendent Turner in 'Coach Of The year'...er, I mean as Colonel Knox-and-Gunnery Sergeant Tuttle in 'Hard Knox'. Two actors with very well-developed 'signature characters' [of which the best-known example is Burt Reynolds playing a hard-driving good IL' boy] playing those characters yet again in yet another enjoyable bit of pulp-fluff. It's certainly not classic cinema, it's not Citizen Kane, it won't do the job when I'm in the mood for Steinbeck, but the 'signature character buddies' formula works for these guys...it's one of the better feel-good good-vibes flicks I've yet seen.


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