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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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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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It takes a killer to stop the killing. See more »

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Action | Drama

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

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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

[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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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Bloodsuckers
Music by Chris Fedrick
Lyrics by Chris Fedrick and Tim Hall
Sung by Lamal-O
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Christopher Walken as hero in an exciting film with frenetic action
20 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

A Vietnam POW called Robert McBain(Walken) is freed by a brave soldier(Chick Vennera)who is killed while is trying a coup state in Columbia.Years later McBain is appointed by his sister(Maria Conchita Alonso),then he leads a band of veterans(Michael Ironside,Jay Patterson,Thomas G.Waites,Steve James)into battle against Columbian cartel .The posse of mercenaries join together to infiltrate by an airplane in Columbia and bring to justice both the country's leading drug crime king-Pablo Escobar- and their own corrupt Prime Minister(Victor Argo).They hold several risks,odds and dangers.

The picture is plenty of action,blast,explosion,battles and numerous kinds of vehicles,planes,jets,buses,jeeps get blown up.It's combined with a little bit of violence when the fights happen, romance between the protagonists(Walken and Conchita Alonso) and characterization of the various personages.Christopher Walken as the valiant,he-man starring ,he is an one army who wrecks havocs a group of evil-doers.The movie provides fast and furious entertainment and action with no sense developing with agility,fast paced and movement.The motion picture is regularly directed by James Glickenhaus. Rating : Mediocre but entertained .


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