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McHale's Navy (1997)

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

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$31,190,000 (estimated)

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

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$4,368,453 (USA) (16 May 1997)
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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 »

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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 »

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Torpedo'd quickly and sank
11 November 2013 | by (Columbus, OH) – See all my reviews

It was hard to tell if they were trying to be "so bad that it was funny" or if it was just that bad. The movie suffers from continuity issues to incorrect uniforms and not being funny. Special effects were low budget. They did not try to disguise that models were being blown up or that sets did not make sense.

The cast has several familiar faces but the acting was below standard. The characters were too cartoonish and over exaggerated. Some plot mechanics are stretched too thin to be believable. It is OK to be unreal in fiction, but the audience needs to believe the story. That aspect was not accomplished.

Not the worst movie but it is a bad one. It has very little to do with the namesake 1960's TV show.


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