Private Benjamin

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  • Genre(s): Comedy War
  • Release year: 1980
  • Running time: 109 min
Academy Award-winner Goldie Hawn delivers the "best comic performance by an American woman in years" (New York Magazine) in this delightful story about a Jewish American Princess who, disappointed with life, impulsively joins the army and after a... read more
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Academy Award-winner Goldie Hawn delivers the "best comic performance by an American woman in years" (New York Magazine) in this delightful story about a Jewish American Princess who, disappointed with life, impulsively joins the army and after a disastrous initiation, finds direction and self-esteem for the first time.  Nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for drill instructor and perfect Hawn foil Eileen Brennan. Armand Assante (The Mambo Kings) and Craig T. Nelson (Coach) round out the hilarious all-star supporting cast!

Original Release

10/10/1980

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Cast

Armand Assante Henrí Trémont
Eileen Brennan Capt. Doreen Lewis
Goldie Hawn Judy Benjamin
Harry Dean Stanton Sgt. Jim Ballard
Sam Wanamaker Teddy Benjamin
Albert Brooks Yale Goodman
Robert Webber Col. Clay Thornbush
Mary Kay Place Pvt. Mary Lou Glass
P.J. Soles Pvt. Wanda Winter
Craig T. Nelson Capt. William Wooldridge
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Howard Zieff

Writers

Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer, Harvey Miller

Cast

Armand Assante Henrí Trémont
Eileen Brennan Capt. Doreen Lewis
Goldie Hawn Judy Benjamin
Harry Dean Stanton Sgt. Jim Ballard
Sam Wanamaker Teddy Benjamin
Albert Brooks Yale Goodman
Robert Webber Col. Clay Thornbush
Mary Kay Place Pvt. Mary Lou Glass
P.J. Soles Pvt. Wanda Winter
Craig T. Nelson Capt. William Wooldridge
Lilyan Chauvin Mrs. Trémont
Toni Kalem Pvt. Tina Gianelli
Gretchen Wyler Aunt Kissy
Lee Wallace Mr. Waxman
Alan Oppenheimer Rabbi
Keone Young Kim Osaka
Hal Williams Sgt. L.C. Ross
Sally Kirkland Helga
Barbara Barrie Harriet Benjamin
Kopi Sotiropulos Limo Passerby

Producers

Goldie Hawn Executive Producer
Nancy Meyers Producer
Harvey Miller Producer
Charles Shyer Producer
Goldie Hawn Producer

Editors

Sheldon Kahn

1981 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1981 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
1981 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Nominated
1981 Golden Globe Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
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