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McBain (1991)

 -  Action | Drama  -  20 September 1991 (USA)
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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... 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 Walter Judd ...
Screaming P.O.W.
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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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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It's payback time! See more »

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Action | Drama

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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)  »

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Box Office

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$456,127 (USA)
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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

President Flynn: You guys are fucking with the wrong President!
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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Specialist (2010) 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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If you enjoyed The Exterminator, you'll love McBain!
16 January 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Okay, 'enjoy' is a pretty relative term, but flexibility is in order when you're dealing with a filmmaker of James Glickenhaus' calibre.

McBain is truly one of the most ridiculous, over the top action films I've ever seen, without the nasty edge of The Exterminator. Other reviews have commented on a suspension of disbelief regarding the film's heroic middle aged commandos, but how about making a film in the Philippines that is set in Colombia? All the extras are Filipino. In fact the only character who looks remotely Hispanic is good ol' Victor Argo as the much reviled 'El Presidente'! Oh yes, we also have Maria Conchita Alonso overemoting like crazy as a rebel leader. There are tons of explosions and bodies flying everywhere in this amusing paean to the glories of American imperialism.


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