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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 <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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He's Under Siege and Out-of-Control. 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?


According to his book "If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B-Movie Actor", Bruce Campbell mentioned that McHale's crew were rarely given specific instructions in many scenes other than to follow Tom Arnold around. He and French Stewart were not given any direction at all for their sequence in the talent show, so they scripted out a vaudeville act using Naval and nautical terms all by themselves. Despite this, most of their sequence ended up playing in the background while the camera focused on Arnold and Debra Messing. 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 »


Willie: [looking at Binghampton] Hey Happy, ain't that the guy who sank the Love Boat?
Happy: [recognizes Binghampton] Oh yeah!
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Referenced in Beethoven's 3rd (2000) See more »

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stop over analyzing
4 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The acting isn't the best and the story line is pretty stupid but it's a fun movie. Don't over analyze it because it's supposed to be a funny and retarded movie.

Why else would Tom Arnold be in it? lol

If you are a serious or uptight person who only appreciates high budget awarded winning films than don't bother watching it. On the other hand, if you are like me and enjoy watching all types of movies from low budget yet entertaining disasters to box office hits than you would probably enjoy this movie.

I love Tim Curry as Vladikov. He is a great actor and always does extremely funny roles.

I love this movie.It was extremely cheesy but it is so entertaining. When ever I want a good laugh this is one of the films I watch.

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