During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, ...
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During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the lonely British girls, some whose boyfriends are also away for the war. One Yank/Brit relationship that develops is between married John, an Army Captain, and the aristocratic Helen, whose naval husband is away at war. Helen does whatever she needs to support the war effort. Helen loves her husband, but Helen and John are looking for some comfort during the difficult times. Another relationship develops between one of John's charges, Matt, a talented mess hall cook, and Jean. Jean is apprehensive at first about even seeing Matt, who is persistent in his pursuit of her. Jean is in a committed relationship with the kind Ken, her childhood sweetheart who is also away at war. But Jean is attracted to the respect with which Matt treats her. Despite Ken ...Written by
The Australian video-cassette release has a tagline for this movie which states: "The Americans were over-paid, over-sexed and over here!" This expression was actually used by Allied citizens in both Britain and Australia as a response to the American military influx to their countries. The American GIs in the UK had a come-back line which was, "under-paid, under-sexed and under Eisenhower". British comic Tommy Trinder apparently first popularized the saying with his version stating, "overpaid, overfed, oversexed and over here". Six years after this film was made, the Australian movie Rebel (1985) would examine similar themes to this film, the expression "over-paid, over-sexed and over here" also being associated with Rebel (1985). See more »
The film is set during WW2, but throughout the very first scene we see modern 1970s road markings. See more »
[naked in an uncovered exterior shower, watching the Red Cross trucks pass]
That's the Red Cross...they only do it for officers.
If you don't put your uniform on, they'll never tell the difference.
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The names in the opening credits are divided into two categories: The Americans and The British. See more »
Was sad to see the passing of Tony Melody this summer. He was such a good yet under sung character actor. His performance in Yanks was excellent and the mischievous smile he cracked when he said there would be 'no danger' of the bottle of whisky remaining unopened was brilliant as oppose to his wife's refusal to eat the cake that Geres character had prepared.
I wonder if the picture of his character he showed Gere when he was talking about his war service was actually his real father as he had served in the Guards during the first world war - just a thought.
Lisa Eichorn had me fooled for many a year - that Lancashire accent is spot on.
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