Captain Wild Bill Kelso: War nerves? Who said war nerves? The Patron: I heard it on that radio there. [Kelso shoots the radio.] Captain Wild Bill Kelso: Radio's wrong.
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: Kid, you gotta get that sub. Wally Stephens: What sub? Captain Wild Bill Kelso: The Jap sub. Wally Stephens: Where? Captain Wild Bill Kelso: The ocean, lame-o.
Captain Loomis Birkhead: [to Donna] It's big. The biggest one here. You know what else? It's got a lot of range. You know what I mean by range, don't you? I mean it can stay up for a long time. A very long time. And it's built firm and solid. Because it has to be. Because of its tremendous forward thrust. And when this baby delivers its payload... devastating.
[To Betty, before she leaves for the USO.] Ward Douglas: I don't know what they've told you down at the USO, but you're going to be meeting a lot of strange men. Men in uniform. Boys a long way from home, lonely, desperate. They really have one thing on their minds. Show 'em a good time.
Colonel "Madman" Maddox: To Hollywood... and glory!
Spielberg exposed one million feet of film over 247 shooting days.
Spielberg has revealed that he almost made this film a musical.
The gas station where Captain Wild Bill Kelso (John Belushi) lands to refuel was the same one used in Steven Spielberg's movie Duel. Lucille Benson, who plays the gas station owner, appeared in Duel as the Snakerama owner at the same station.
The scene where Wild Bill Kelso slips and tumbles off of the wing of his airplane as he is about to take off was a real accident. John Belushi slipped as he was climbing into the plane. It was kept in the movie because it fit his character.
End credits feature scenes showing cast members screaming.
DVD Easter Eggs: (Hidden So You Don't See Anything You Don't Want To See)
Description: Isolated music score
From the disc’s main menu go to the 'Language Selection' and there select 'Spoken Language'. As one of the entries you will then see 'Isolated music score'. Select it and you will be able to enjoy John Williams’ fabulous score in its entirety.