The Pentagon procurement machinery has long been ripe for spoof. Multi-billion-dollar cost overruns, packs of weapons-manufacturer lobbyists, and systems that are given to occasional substandard performance are tantamount to a four-star taxpayer shakedown. At the least, it was certain
that, someday, a movie would get us to laugh about it. Alas, after GOING UNDER, produced in the spirit of AIRPLANE! and THE NAKED GUN, we are still waiting.
A Pentagon Naval fat cat, Admiral Malice (Ned Beatty), is solicited by weapons salesmen. Among the devices peddled is an Imaging Room that will provide Navy ships with a computer-generated 4D reality (a la the holodeck ...