Sgt Bilko Housesitter Roxanne

  |  Buy to Own: 06/09/2004
  |  290 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Steve Martin comedy triple bill. In 'Sgt Bilko' (1996), an enclave of the US military base Fort Baxter is forever Las Vegas, with Sgt Ernie Bilko (Martin) presiding over a ragbag troop of soldiers more adept at loading dice than guns. The hardline Major Thorn (Phil Hartman) has had run-ins with Bilko before, and when he takes charge of the camp he is determined to put an end to the inveterate gambler's extra-curricular scams. In 'Housesitter' (1992), architect Newton Davis (Martin) designs and builds a dream house for himself and his childhood sweetheart - but she turns down his proposal of marriage. Devastated, he gets drunk and falls into bed with waitress Gwen (Goldie Hawn), who also happens to be a compulsive liar. Having put the house on the market, Newton returns home to find his one-night-stand well and truly ensconced, posing as his wife and charming his friends and family... Finally, 'Roxanne' (1987) is a comic update of the 'Cyrano de Bergerac' story. Martin plays C.D. Bales, a sensitive, articulate fireman with an unusually long nose. He falls for newly-arrived beautiful astronomer Roxanne (Darryl Hannah) but, feeling himself unworthy of her love, resigns himself to securing her affections for Chris (Rick Rossovich), a shy, stupid but better-looking fellow fireman.