RENAISSANCE MAN (12)
D: Penny Marshall
Touchstone/Parkway/Cinergi (Sara Colleton, Elliott Abbott
& Robert Greenhut)
W: Jim Burnstein
DP: Adam Greenberg
Ed: George Bowers & Battle Davis
Mus: Hans Zimmer
Danny DeVito (Bill Rago), Gregory Hines (Sgt. Cass), James
Remar (Capt. Tom Murdoch), Cliff Robertson (Col. James), Stacey Dash (Pvt. Miranda Myers), Lillo Brancato, Jr. (Pvt. Donnie Benitez), Mark Wahlberg (Pvt. Tommy Lee Haywood)
An unemployed ad-man is drafted into the army to teach
poetry to the dimmest recruits and give them some self-esteem.
This heavily sentimental mix of Dead Poets Society (qv)
and a recruiting poster is reasonably entertaining for the most part and certainly has its heart in the right place, but is also very predictable, a little dull and especially light on
moments of actual comedy.