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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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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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Chauffeur
Luv Adele Gaerlan ...
Wounded Girl
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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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He fought one war. Now, he's fighting another. This time he won't lose. 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  »

Box Office

Gross:

$456,127 (USA)
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(4 channels)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Luis Guzmán's character mentions to Christopher Walken and his crew about John Gombotti. This was a reference to real life Gambino crime boss John Gotti, who in fact was being indicted at the time in New York. In the following scene, Walken and crew do kidnap a character similar to Gotti and extort money from him to finance the coup in Colombia. 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

[after the team has killed a bunch of drug dealers]
Papo: What da fuck do ya want?
McBain: Money.
Papo: Money? Shit man, take da money! You guys sure killed a lot of people for a little money.
Gill: People? Who gives a fuck about people like that? Or people like you for that matter.
Papo: Oh, I get it. Dealers of death. Who cares about people that sells drugs to eight-year-olds? Hey man, you expect them to work at Burger King making 3.75 an hour? I pay them 200 dollars *a day*! Y'know, they just tryin' to make a livin'! Do I ...
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Connections

References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Christina's Song
Music by Christopher Franke
Lyrics by Christopher Franke and James Glickenhaus
Sung by Jocelyn B. Smith
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One of Walken's worst roles.
30 May 2004 | by (T.B.) – See all my reviews

This was an absolutely terrible movie. Don't be lured in by Christopher Walken or Michael Ironside. Both are great actors, but this must simply be their worst role in history. Even their great acting could not redeem this movie's ridiculous storyline. This movie is an early nineties US propaganda piece. The most pathetic scenes were those when the Columbian rebels were making their cases for revolutions. Maria Conchita Alonso appeared phony, and her pseudo-love affair with Walken was nothing but a pathetic emotional plug in a movie that was devoid of any real meaning. I am disappointed that there are movies like this, ruining actor's like Christopher Walken's good name. I could barely sit through it.


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