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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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Frank Bruce
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Eastland
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Gill (as T. G. Waites)
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Dr. Dalton
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Robert McBain
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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Luv Adele Gaerlan ...
Wounded Girl
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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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Taking on the drug lords is impossible. Taking on a country is insane. See more »

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Action | Drama | War

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

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20 September 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

McBain - O Guerreiro Moderno  »

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$456,127 (USA)
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Riffed by the guys from MST3K, under their RIFFTRAX brand-- Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett. See more »

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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 »

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President Flynn: You guys are fucking with the wrong President!
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Featured in The Cinema Snob: Bad Movie Cinema Snob: McBain (2010) See more »

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Christina's Song
Music by Christopher Franke
Lyrics by Christopher Franke and James Glickenhaus
Sung by Jocelyn B. Smith
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You'll laugh your butt off...
17 May 1999 | by (White Plains) – See all my reviews

Christopher Walken leads a batch of Army buddies against Colombia to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of the military regime. Since their Army days, Walken and his merry men have become successful and/or affluent, and seeing them take off as a group on a dubious military adventure requires some pretty heavy suspension of disbelief. But that's just the beginning. You'll see middle-aged men out-fighting hardened government troops. Pistols and Bic pens find uses their inventors never dreamed of, and desperate field surgeries are performed under the worst conditions, with 100% success. All of it done in an appallingly casual way, that is deader than the deadest deadpan humor. You'll truly laugh your butt off - nonstop yuck-yucks from the guy who brought us Shakedown and The Soldier. See McBain as a double feature with Taking of Beverly Hills if you want to see how durable your spleen really is.


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