Renaissance Man (1994)
Cinergi Pictures Entertainment Inc.
Directed by Penny Marshall
Starring Starring Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines, and James Remar
A down-on-his-luck businessman desperately takes the only job offered – a teacher in the U.S. Army. His mission: keep a ragtag bunch of underachieving misfits from flunking out of basic training! Be on alert as this unlikely new teacher and his underdog class unexpectedly inspire each other to be all they can be!
Song: “To Be Or Not To Be”
Merv co-wrote this song — a rapped distillation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet — with one of the film’s many stars, Mark Wahlberg. (The scene also features Danny DeVito, whose vocal performance Merv would later produce and arrange in the film Living Out Loud.)