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MacGruber (2010)

 -  Action | Comedy  -  21 May 2010 (USA)
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Ex-special operative MacGruber is called back into action to take down his archenemy, Dieter Von Cunth, who's in possession of a nuclear warhead and bent on destroying Washington, D.C.

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In the Dzhugdzhur Mountains, Eastern Siberia, the criminal Dieter Von Cunth steals a Russian X5 nuclear warhead. Colonel James Faith travels to Rio Bamba, Ecuador, with the efficient Lieutenant Dixon Piper to summon the retired special operative MacGruber to retrieve the X5. MacGruber is considered deceased after the death of his beloved wife Casey by his archenemy Cunth in their wedding. MacGruber teams up with Piper and Vicki St. Elmo and they learn that the evil Cunth intends to use the warhead to destroy Washington D.C. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,043,495 (USA) (21 May 2010)

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$8,460,995 (USA) (4 June 2010)
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Trivia

Grossed just shy of its $10,000,000 budget. Parade listed it as the second biggest box office flop of 2010. See more »

Goofs

When MacGruber leaves the cemetery and sees the gray Neon in the parking lot, he starts breaking the windows while talking on the cellphone. He breaks both driver's side windows, then the rear window. The shot cuts to the Colonel with whom he is speaking. When the shot returns to MacGruber, he again breaks both driver's side windows - the rear window is still intact. See more »

Quotes

MacGruber: [begging for Piper to join team] Don't make me beg here, because I will do it. I am so sorry, I am so goddamn sorry! Look I'm freaking out here! I killed them! I killed them all! I'm so fucking stupid! I don't know what I'm doing and everybody hates me!
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MacGruber: I will suck your dick, I will suck your fucking dick, just join my team. I'll suck your dick, you can fuck me, you can get fucked by me. You can watch me fuck something? Just point at something in the room and I'll fuck it for you! ...
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After the credits there is a scene showing MacGruber standing on a tree branch playing a saxophone See more »


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Touch and Go
Written by Keith Emerson and Greg Lake
Performed by Emerson, Lake & Powell
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises and by arrangement with Keith Emerson and Greg Lake
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Trashy at times, but most always funny
22 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Seeing as there are only 14 reviews at the time of writing this, I decided to add my say.

Most importantly this movie needs to be viewed as it is intended. It is a parody of what I'll dub as the 80's action sub-genre. Parodies have to be measured on a separate scale. In my opinion they're generally silly movies with goofy characters, ridiculous plots, and a few cringe-worthy moments. They are this way because of their nature; they exist to poke fun at prior works or themes. The good parodies are really enjoyable, and I classify MacGruber as a good parody.

I saw this at my local theater last night and while there weren't many other viewers, there was an almost steady stream of laughs throughout the movie. MacGruber picks up fast and lays out the comedy. There weren't any lapses where I was checking my watch.

However, to enjoy this movie you must be able to stomach some raunch. More than once I instinctively put my hand over my eyes shaking my head in somewhat disbelief that they "went there." However, at each of these times, I was still laughing, as was much of the audience. This movie pushes the limits, but if you can handle it, you'll come out with a smile on your face and chuckle as you think back on the ridiculousness of it all.


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