She's in the Army Now

She's in the Army Now is a 1981 American made-for-television military comedy film starring Kathleen Quinlan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Melanie Griffith, Susan Blanchard and Julie Carmen, directed by Hy Averback. It premiered as the ABC Friday Night Movie on May 15, 1981.

She's in the Army Now
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Written byEarl W. Wallace
Directed byHy Averback
StarringKathleen Quinlan
Jamie Lee Curtis
Melanie Griffith
Susan Blanchard
Julie Carmen
Janet MacLachlan
Theme music composerArtie Butler
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducerHarry R. Sherman
CinematographyWilliam Jurgensen
EditorsDiane Adler
George Rohrs
Running time97 minutes
Production companyABC Circle Films
Original networkABC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original releaseMay 15, 1981 (1981-05-15)

The film was a pilot for a television series which never materialized and it also followed the success of Goldie Hawn's movie, Private Benjamin, which itself spawned a television series in the spring of 1981.


Cass, Rita, Sylvie, Virginia, and Yvette, are five beautiful Women's Army Corps recruits attached to the United States Army's 3rd Platoon of Alpha Company at Fort Jackson. Although they are raw recruits, their drill sergeant, Sgt. Reed sees them as future soldiers. The proposal relates the women's efforts to train to become soldiers while also dealing with their personal problems. During and by the end of their basic training, they discover that a soldier's life is more than a uniform and that strength doesn't always depend on the size of their muscles.


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