The original film starred Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P. J. Soles, Sean Young, and John Candy, with John Larroquette, John Diehl, Conrad Dunn, Judge Reinhold, Joe Flaherty, Dave Thomas, Timothy Busfield and Bill Paxton:
"...'John Winger' is a cab driver who, in the span of a few hours, loses his job, his apartment, his car and his girlfriend. Realizing he has no prospects, he decides to join the Army.
"Talking his best friend 'Russell Ziskey', a teacher of English as a second language, into joining him, they go to a recruiting office and are soon sent off to basic training.
"Upon arriving at 'Fort Arnold', they meet their fellow recruits,