Hard Knox (1984)


Hard Knox is a 1984 NBC network television movie which aired on 13 January 1984.

It is a loose remake of the 1955 film, The Private War of Major Benson.


A retired fighter pilot becomes the head of his alma mater military high school for two weeks with hilarious consequences.


  • Robert Conrad as Colonel Joe Knox.
  • Red West as Thomas “Top” Tuttle.
  • Joan Sweeny as Marilyn Cole.
  • Bill Erwin as General Garfield.
  • Dean Hill as Major Benjamin Garfield.
  • Dianne B. Shaw as Lela Stallings.
  • Stephen Caffrey as Gary Pascoe.
  • Shane Conrad as Eric Shaner.
  • Frank Howard as David Ambrose.
  • Ricky Paull Goldinas as Jeff Bridley.
  • Alan Ruck as Frankie Tyrone.
  • David Saunders as Bobby Sayers.
  • Casey Siemaszko as Aaron Davis.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Peter Werner.
  • Producer(s):
    • Joan Conrad … executive producer.
    • Mark Eberle … associate producer.
    • Scott Thomas … associate producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • David J. Kinghorn … (teleplay by).
    • Robert Conrad … (story by).
    • David J. Kinghorn … (story by).
  • Music: Pete Carpenter and Mike Post.
  • Cinematography: George Kohut.
  • Editor(s): Kaja Fehr.
  • Production:
    • A. Shane Company.
  • Distributor(s):
    • Evangelische Omroep (EO) (1988) (Netherlands) (TV).
    • M6 (1992) (France) (TV) (dubbed version).
    • National Broadcasting Company (NBC) (1984) (USA) (TV) (original airing).
    • Reel Media International (2004) (World-wide) (video).
    • Reel Media International (2005) (World-wide) (TV).
    • Reel Media International (2007) (World-wide) (all media).
    • Video King (1988) (Greece) (VHS).
  • Release Date: 13 January 1984.
  • Running Time: 96 minutes.
  • Rating: 13+.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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