“Stripes” was indubitably one of the films that put American comedy icon Bill Murray in the spotlight. The young Chicago-raised actor cut his teeth on “Saturday Night Live” and then in “Caddyshack” in 1980, with “Stripes” following the next year.
The film is about a lazy cab driver who’s bored with city life and joins the Army. To his luck, he is placed in a platoon with men (like John Candy) who are in similar stages of life, and they all seem rather content to follow him to whatever end.
The film ends in typical ’80s style with a big car chase, and Murray gets the girl. Some formats are just too good to tamper with.