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Basic Training Reviews

This alleged comedy is filled with offensive, mindless, sexist, and racist humor. Dusenberry, a sexy but naive employee of the Pentagon's public information service, loses her job because she refuses to give in to her male superiors' lecherous advances. Outraged by her ouster and filled with patriotic fervor, Dusenberry uses her physical charms to seduce the top brass into letting her back into the Pentagon. Once reestablished, she sets out to destroy their careers, thus ridding the US government of perverts who care more about cheap thrills than national security. BASIC TRAINING is the visual equivalent of a dirty joke told in hushed tones by fourth grade boys at recess. Reprehensible in all departments, the film is easily one of the worst of 1985. Originally filmed under the title "Up the Pentagon."