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Who else could have starred as Private Benjamin?

What if Goldie Hawn was pregnant and decided to just produce the film. Who could have played the title role in this fish out of water comedy?

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by Anonymousreply 50October 31, 2021 10:50 AM

Diane Keaton

by Anonymousreply 1October 15, 2021 3:25 AM

lol Amanda Plummer. She could have played Gomer Pyle going postal in "Full Metal Jacket".

by Anonymousreply 2October 15, 2021 3:33 AM

Farrah Fawcett. :-)

by Anonymousreply 3October 15, 2021 3:53 AM

If she had been the right age Cameron Diaz.

by Anonymousreply 4October 15, 2021 4:02 AM

I can see Nell Carter in this.

by Anonymousreply 5October 16, 2021 2:00 AM

Teri Garr

by Anonymousreply 6October 16, 2021 2:06 AM

Marla Gibbs would have been a hoot.

by Anonymousreply 7October 16, 2021 2:25 AM

Anthony Rapp with Spacey as his Drill Sergeant.

by Anonymousreply 8October 16, 2021 7:50 AM

Pamela Sue Martin

by Anonymousreply 9October 16, 2021 8:37 AM

Margot Kidder

by Anonymousreply 10October 16, 2021 8:45 AM

Julie Christie

by Anonymousreply 11October 16, 2021 12:04 PM

Can we just use the current actresses of today?

Emma Stone for a reboot of Private Benjamin

by Anonymousreply 12October 16, 2021 12:22 PM

[quote]Teri Garr

or Julie Hagerty, P.J. Soles or Collen Camp.

by Anonymousreply 13October 16, 2021 12:24 PM


by Anonymousreply 14October 16, 2021 12:26 PM

Jennifer Lawrence

by Anonymousreply 15October 16, 2021 12:27 PM

Another movie with a cast that made the movie - change the cast - change the movie.

by Anonymousreply 16October 16, 2021 12:59 PM

Nobody. Goldie was perfect and irreplaceable.

by Anonymousreply 17October 16, 2021 1:35 PM

R16 Exactly. I recall it was developed as a property for her…and her production company.

by Anonymousreply 18October 16, 2021 2:11 PM

Suzanne Somers

by Anonymousreply 19October 16, 2021 2:30 PM

Carrie Snodgrass.

by Anonymousreply 20October 16, 2021 2:48 PM

Sandra Dee

by Anonymousreply 21October 16, 2021 2:54 PM

Sandra Bullock

by Anonymousreply 22October 16, 2021 2:54 PM

What about me?

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by Anonymousreply 23October 16, 2021 2:56 PM

R19 this one is actually funny because I can guarantee you they were both thinking this at the time.

by Anonymousreply 24October 16, 2021 3:30 PM

I love the idea of a military comedy starring Amanda Plummer. It would have changed the course of her career.

by Anonymousreply 25October 16, 2021 8:33 PM

Christine Lahti would have been wonderful.

by Anonymousreply 26October 16, 2021 8:34 PM

Judy Davis to replace Eileen Brennan.

by Anonymousreply 27October 16, 2021 8:39 PM

I hate her but Linda Lavin might have been good.

by Anonymousreply 28October 16, 2021 8:44 PM

Gilda Radner

by Anonymousreply 29October 16, 2021 8:47 PM

Lucy, but Gary talked her out of it.

by Anonymousreply 30October 16, 2021 8:58 PM

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

by Anonymousreply 31October 16, 2021 10:44 PM

Majel Barrett or Grace Lee Whitney

by Anonymousreply 32October 17, 2021 12:59 PM

Richard Benjamin

by Anonymousreply 33October 17, 2021 1:07 PM

Jane Curtin

by Anonymousreply 34October 17, 2021 3:02 PM

Lucie Arnaz could have followed The Jazz Singer with this and become a huge star.

by Anonymousreply 35October 17, 2021 6:26 PM

Wow, what caused this thread to be greyed-out so soon?

by Anonymousreply 36October 17, 2021 6:30 PM

[quote]Lucie Arnaz could have followed The Jazz Singer with this and become a huge star.

"With Lucille Ball as Captain Doreen Lewis"

by Anonymousreply 37October 17, 2021 6:32 PM

A few years later Shelley Long would have been spot-on.

by Anonymousreply 38October 26, 2021 8:06 PM

Lorna Luft, but I heard she got molested.

by Anonymousreply 39October 26, 2021 8:19 PM

You'll forget about me?

by Anonymousreply 40October 28, 2021 11:54 PM

Helen Lawson scored big in the "Graduate" knock-off "Benjamin's Privates".

by Anonymousreply 41October 28, 2021 11:59 PM

Martita Hunt, of course.

by Anonymousreply 42October 29, 2021 12:06 AM

I think Private Benjamin is ready for a reboot. I would watch that.

by Anonymousreply 43October 29, 2021 12:24 AM

Maybe Madeline Kahn?

Jami Gertz, Julia Louis Dreyfus or SJP would have all worked circa 1990.

If you wanted to do it now, Jenny Slate, with Melissa McCarthy as Doreen.

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by Anonymousreply 45October 29, 2021 12:31 AM

R45, Lorna Patterson?

by Anonymousreply 46October 31, 2021 3:41 AM

R46 well at least I have a husband.

by Anonymousreply 47October 31, 2021 3:44 AM


by Anonymousreply 48October 31, 2021 3:56 AM

Judy Tenuta.

by Anonymousreply 49October 31, 2021 10:06 AM

And I think about what might have been

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by Anonymousreply 50October 31, 2021 10:50 AM
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