Taglines: The Army made Eugene a man. But Daisy gave him basic training!
The story centers on Eugene Morris Jerome, a 20-year-old Jewish Brooklynite who is drafted into the United States Army during the last year of World War II and is sent to Biloxi, Mississippi for basic training. While there he learns to cope with fellow soldiers from all walks of life, falls in love, and loses his virginity in less than ideal circumstances, all while having to cope with an eccentric drill instructor.
Biloxi Blues is a 1988 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols, written by Neil Simon, and starring Matthew Broderick and Christopher Walken. Simon adapted his semi-autobiographical 1985 play of the same title, the second chapter in what is known as the Eugene trilogy, the first being Brighton Beach Memoirs and the third being Broadway Bound.
Biloxi Blues (1988)
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken, Matt Mulhern, Corey Parker, Markus Flanagan, Penelope Ann Miller, Park Overall, Mark Evan Jacobs
Screenplay by: Neil Simon
Production Design by: Paul Sylbert
Cinematography by: Bill Butler
Film Editing by: Sam O’Steen
Costume Design by: Ann Roth
Makeup Department: Jay Cannistraci
Music by: Georges Delerue
Distributed by: Universal Studios
Release Date: March 25, 1988