Stripes Movie Behind The Scenes

Making Stripes

The story of a man who wanted to keep the world safe for democracy …and meet girls.


Go behind the scenes on the 1981 Comedy movie starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P.J. Soles

Sean Young, John Candy, John Larroquette, John Voldstad, John Diehl, Lance LeGault, Roberta Leighton, Conrad Dunn, Judge Reinhold, Antone Pagan, Glenn-Michael Jones, William Lucking Update Cast

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Thanks to Patrick Watterson
The military training scenes were all shot at Ft. Knox, KY. My father used to work there and was on the set most days when they were shooting. The taxi cab scene on the bridge is actually on the 2nd Street bridge in Louisville, KY crossing the Ohio river. In the background you a the Belknap building, which was imploded in a big local tv event back around 1992, on the left. Finally the "prison" was actually an old Jim Beam bourbon warehouse that crew used and blew apart.
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An Ivan Reitman prank to have some of the characters drag Warren Oates' character into the mud during the obstacle course scene, led to Oates chipping a tooth and Reitman getting a tongue lashing from Oates.
Thanks to Tom Evans
The last scene in Stripes with the airplanes on the runway was filmed at Norton AFB (which is what it looks like) is located near San Bernadino and therefore not west of Burbank but east of Burbank

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Deleted Scenes

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1981 Columbia Pictures
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