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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
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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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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?


When Tim Curry calls McHale over the microphone, both he and the boy speak into the wrong side. Rather than the intercom, they both speak into the metal hook that it hangs from. See more »


When Parker's dive suit inflates and he is floating, Virgil and Gruber enter the water to rescue him. The water's depth reaches each man's chest and wets their clothes. However, immediately afterward while in the base, their clothes are completely dry. See more »


Lt. Penelope Carpenter: Captain, with all due respect: Are you NUTS?
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Referenced in 3rd Rock from the Sun: Eleven Angry Men and One Dick (1997) See more »

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A movie well worth watching
22 March 2004 | by (Glendale, AZ) – See all my reviews

I know most people hate McHale's navy, but I really don't care. I thought it was pretty funny. Tim Curry was really good as the villain, Vladikov (the #2 best terrorist in the world). Bruce Campbell is pretty good. David Allen Grier was, as usual, great as Ens. Charles T. Parker.

I'd never seen the original series, but I'm glad that they had Ernest Borgnine, the original McHale, as Cobra.

And, last, but DEFFINITELY not least, Tom Arnold. I used to watch Roseanne, and always liked his obnoxious humor. It's even better in McHale's Navy. He's got some unique style, that guy.

Well, I've chatted long enough.

PS. Tim Curry and Tom Arnold had both been in an episode of Roseanne.

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