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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Dare to rock the boat. See more »


Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Binghampton is sitting in his office during the "Talent Show", he is reading Sun Tzu's "The Art of War". See more »


The "wireless microphone" at the awards scene on the baseball field is clearly just a Shure SM-57 (conventional dynamic mike) without the cable. See more »


David: [to Vladikov] ... but I am here to help you, even if you're keeping my entire family hostage in Bangladesh.
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Referenced in 3rd Rock from the Sun: Eleven Angry Men and One Dick (1997) See more »

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Underrated comedy gold
4 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK for starters, this movie deserves far better than the 3.8 it currently holds, hence my 8/10. In truth, this film is a great piece of entertainment, and I can think of few films that are as mindless as they are funny. This is not meant to be Oscar material, but succeeds in entertaining from beginning to end.

Bruce Campbell of course makes this worth seeing by himself, but the rest of the cast hold their own. Tom Arnold usually is seen as a bad indicator of quality, but his cheesy dialog has its moments. Rent it, buy it, just watch it, and judge for yourself. It will not be a waste of time.

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