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McBain (1991)

Santos attempts to lead a people's revolt in Colombia to overthrow the oppressive El Presidente. When his revolt fails and he is killed, his sister Christina goes to New York to find McBain... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Joseph DeSare ...
Major Tenny (as Michael Joseph De Sare)
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Roberto Santos
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Eastland
Eric Granger ...
Secret Service
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Gill (as T. G. Waites)
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Dr. Dalton
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Cris Aguilar ...
Sing Lau (as Cristito 'Kris' Aguilar)
Protacio Dee ...
General Ho (as Protacio 'Tony' Dee)
Craig Judd ...
Screaming P.O.W. (as Craig Walter Judd)
David Pegram ...
Armodo (as David Tamayo Pegram)
Dinah Dominguez ...
Rebel Hooker #1
Jedd Malgaso ...
Rebel Hooker #2
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Chauffeur
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Storyline

Santos attempts to lead a people's revolt in Colombia to overthrow the oppressive El Presidente. When his revolt fails and he is killed, his sister Christina goes to New York to find McBain, a lieutenant Santos rescued during the Vietnam War. McBain agrees to avenge Santos' death, calls up his old war buddies, raises the necessary funds by killing a few drug dealers and threatening the mafia, then leads an attack to topple the corrupt government. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The drug lords have the power, the money, the connections... but they didn't count on... McBain. See more »

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Action | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong war violence, and for language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 September 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

McBain - O Guerreiro Moderno  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$320,000, 22 September 1991, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$456,127
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although the Simpsons character of McBain predates this film, The Simpsons (1989) were forced to drop the character's name for a number of years, due to difficulties created by the release of an action film called "McBain". The Simpsons kept the character in the show, but referred to him by his "actual" name, Rainer Wolfcastle, until the difficulties with the film "McBain" passed. See more »

Goofs

General Epper wears the insignia of a General of the Army, a ceremonial rank which was last awarded to Omar Bradley prior to the Korean War. See more »

Quotes

McBain: Santos is dead. You remember Santos? This is his sister.
Frank Bruce: Yeah, I remember Santos. It's a hell of a thing they did to him. But there's nothing we can do about it now.
McBain: You know, I get up in the morning and I go to work. I go to the same bar each night and drink the same beer. I laugh, I talk. But when I saw Santos on tv, I got jealous. Because, he was doing what he did best.
Frank Bruce: What, you miss the smell of napalm in the morning?
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Connections

Featured in The Cinema Snob: Bad Movie Cinema Snob: McBain (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Brothers in Arms
Written by Mark Knopfler
Sung by Ann Corfield
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Awesome Film! So Much Violence.....
24 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

First of all i'd just like to say this movie rawked more than any of the recent crap that hollywood has cooked up out of its bowels. McBain is a true action film with more violence than most viewers can handle. It has all of the classic elements of a late 80's/early 90's action film....the random gratuitous acts of violence (ie. when Walken and crew go in to confront the drug dealers to get money they just show up and kill them rather than letting them live and just taking their money), the snapping of necks, the guys on fire, the guys that get blown off buildings, and of course the guys who are on fire that get blown off of buildings. Walken is at his finest in this picture delivering memorable lines such as, "let's go sit..........out on the deck." and others that make this film a top buy off of the clearence rack at the local video store. if you have a bloodlust for unnecessary random acts of violence rent this movie today and satisfy your thirst.


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