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Private Benjamin

Director: Howard Zieff Run Time: 109 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 1980

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante

A Jewish-American princess, Judy Benjamin (Goldie Hawn), is devastated when her husband (Albert Brooks) drops dead on their wedding night. While she grieves a duplicitous recruiter for the Women’s Army Corps convinces her to enlist. Judy thinks her enlistment is like a vacation but Captain Lewis (Eileen Brennan) quickly dashes her hopes of an easy time. As Judy goes through basic training like any other grunt, she becomes a good soldier and develops a sense of self-esteem.