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McHale's Navy (1997)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  18 April 1997 (USA)
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Retired Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale spends his days puttering around the Caribbean in the old PT-73 selling homebrew, ice cream, and swimsuit calendars. He's brought out of ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Penelope Carpenter
Maj. Vladikov
Henry Cho ...
Anthony Jesse Cruz ...
Roberto Valenzuela
Honorato Magaloni ...
Eduardo López Rojas ...
Gonzales (as Eduardo Lopez Rojas)


Retired Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale spends his days puttering around the Caribbean in the old PT-73 selling homebrew, ice cream, and swimsuit calendars. He's brought out of retirement when his old nemesis turned the second best terrorist in the world, Major Vladikov, takes over the island of San Moreno and starts building a nuclear launch silo on it. With help from his old crew and hindrances from Captain Wallace B. Binghampton, who sank a cruise liner a while back, McHale tries to put Vladikov out of business. Written by Jeff Cross <>

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He's Under Siege and Out-of-Control. See more »


Action | Comedy

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Rated PG for action/violence, mild language and innuendos | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 April 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gyagyások serege  »

Box Office


$31,190,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,128,565 (USA) (18 April 1997)


$4,368,453 (USA) (16 May 1997)

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Did You Know?


The song "Working On My Tan" can be heard towards the beginning of the movie. It was sung by 'Curry, Tim', who plays Vladikov. See more »


When Vladikov's transmission is interrupted by McHale's comedy show, Vladikov hair goes back and forth from slicked back to dry. See more »


[going through contraband items]
Capt. Wallace B. Binghampton: McHale's Mai Tai... McHale's Ale... McHale's Girls of the San Ysidro Islands calendar? Will somebody explain to me what this is?
Parker: You see, sir, these are scantily-clad yet tasteful photos of women the men use as an...
Capt. Wallace B. Binghampton: Shut up!
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"I don't care what anyone says. That's funny!"
27 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is by far one of my favorite military parodies ever, and i loved both hot shots movies. first, let me say that with possibly one exception (scary movie 2) Tim Curry can do no wrong, and he delivered his lines with sterling precision in this movie, pulling off the insane soviet terrorist perfectly. Also, the mere presence of Bruce cambell in anything ressurects this movie from any slightly bad features it may have. well played out, and expertly performed, even by tom arnold. a must see for when you need a good laugh.

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