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Private Benjamin 

The misadventures of a spoiled young woman who joins the army and her friends.
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1983   1982   1981  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Lorna Patterson ...  Pvt. Judy Benjamin 39 episodes, 1981-1983
Hal Williams ...  Sgt. Ted Ross 39 episodes, 1981-1983
Eileen Brennan ...  Capt. Doreen Lewis 39 episodes, 1981-1983
Lisa Raggio ...  Pvt. Maria Gianelli / ... 38 episodes, 1981-1983
Ann Ryerson ...  Pvt. Carol Winter 24 episodes, 1981-1982
Damita Jo Freeman Damita Jo Freeman ...  Pvt. Jackie Sims 22 episodes, 1981-1983
Robert Mandan ...  Col. Lawrence Fielding 20 episodes, 1982-1983
Lucy Webb ...  Pvt. Luanne Hubble 20 episodes, 1981-1982
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Storyline

Based loosely on the 1980 film of the same name, this series follows Private Judy Benjamin, a spoiled socialite, as she struggles through army life. Though she becomes popular with her fellow recruits, her lack of discipline earns the wrath of her superiors. Most of the humor in the series derived from Benjamin and her friends' attempts to evade the watchful eye of their captain. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Comedy

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Trivia

Eileen Brennan, Hal Williams, and Damita Jo Freeman reprised their roles from the original 1980 movie starring Goldie Hawn. For the TV series, the name of Freeman's character was changed from Pvt. Gloria Moe to Pvt. Jackie Sims. See more »

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Capt. Doreen Lewis: [singing] Happy days are here again! No more Private Ben-jamin...
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Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.52 (2009) See more »

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Harmless But forgettable
4 April 2002 | by gjack33See all my reviews

This series suffered from poor writing and Blah direction which probably explains why it has never shown up again since its demise.

Lorna patterson is passable as Private benjamin but nothing special...And none of the gags in any of the episodes were ever above par.....The show was sweet natured enough...but thats really about it

Oh and what ever happened to Lorna anyway???


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1981 (USA) See more »

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4:3
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