Private Benjamin | 1980

Comedy
When her husband dies on their wedding night, Jewish American princess Judy Benjamin is so traumatized that she is vulnerable to a pitch by a tricky recruiter and finds herself in the Women's Army Corps. Judy expects ...more
Director: Howard Zieff
Awards: 3 Oscar nominations. Another 1 nomination | full awards »

Cast

... Judy Benjamin

Actor

... Captain Doreen Lewis

Actor

... Henri Tremont

Actor

... Colonel Clay Thornbush

Actor

... Teddy Benjamin

Actor

... Harriet Benjamin

Actor

... Private Mary Lou Glass

Actor

... Sergeant Jim Ballard

Actor

... Yale Goodman

Actor

... Rabbi

Actor

... Wedding Vocalist

Actor

... Band Leader

Actor

Company

Meyers-Shyer-Miller Production Company

Production Company

Pacific Title & Art Studio

Production Company

Synopsis

When her husband dies on their wedding night, Jewish American princess Judy Benjamin is so traumatized that she is vulnerable to a pitch by a tricky recruiter and finds herself in the Women's Army Corps. Judy expects the spa-like atmoshere that she was promised, but is quickly disabused of this notion by the tough Captain Lewis. Now just one of the grunts, the pampered Judy has to work for her privileges for the first time, and after a grueling period of adjustment, grows into a good soldier, and a woman with solid self-esteem.

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