There s not much to John Winger; he s just an amiable, everyday doofus who, having lost everything, joins the army out of desperation. It s a pure star turn for Murray, and he confidently strokes every pitch to the cheap seats. He also sets up his co stars Ramis, Warren Oates and, in what could ve been an egregiously unfunny mud wrestling scene, John Candy for huge laughs. Just remember to shut off the film once the crew graduates basic training.
The laughs stop right there.