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McHale's Navy (1997)

PG | | Action, Comedy | 18 April 1997 (USA)
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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He's Under Siege and Out-of-Control. See more »

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

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18 April 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gyagyások serege  »

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$31,190,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,128,565, 20 April 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,529,843, 25 May 1997
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Trivia

A few of the characters mention Capt. Wallace B. Binghampton having sunk The Love Boat. The original Joseph 'Happy' Haines played by Gavin MacLeod later went on, after filming 'McHale's Navy', to play the role of Captain Merrill Stubing in the TV The Love Boat (1977). See more »

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

Quotes

Lt. Penelope Carpenter: You know about the Navy's rules against fraternization among officers.
Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale: Well, I guess I'm retired again!
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Referenced in Beethoven's 3rd (2000) See more »

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Panama Tones/Nuevo Boogaloo
Written by Joe Cabral, Rene Coman (as J. Rene Coman), Rod Hodges, Derek Huston
Performed by The Iguanas
Courtesy of MCA Records
By arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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A movie well worth watching
22 March 2004 | by 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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