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145 Ratings

Private Benjamin

Directed by Howard Zieff
United States, 1980
Comedy, War


A sheltered young high society woman joins the army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.

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Private Benjamin Directed by Howard Zieff

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1981 | 3 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Writers Guild of America

1981 | Winner: Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1981 | Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1980 | 2nd place: Best Actress

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