The comedian suffers a battle wound on set

By Jeff Gordinier
Updated July 08, 1994 at 04:00 AM EDT

Speed‘s Keanu Reeves isn’t the only awesome dude who shaved his head and got totally buff for a summer movie. Pauly Shore did the same for In the Army Now, his comic take on barracks life that’s due out Aug. 5. And Shore went a step further: He suffered a wound. The mishap occurred during a battle scene where Shore and his fellow warriors were firing machine guns. ”Even with blanks, the brass cartridges still fly out,” explains director Dan Petrie Jr. ”When they come out, they’re red-hot. And one landed on his neck.” Shore didn’t scream until the cameras stopped rolling. ”I kept with it,” says Shore, apparently hardened by military experience. ”It hurt, but who gives a s—?”