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MacGruber (2010)

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


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Yerik Novikov
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 May 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chief Mac Gruber... en drasei  »

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kristen Wiig shot her sex scene on her birthday. See more »


The newspaper (which is dated September 19th) mentions the president's State of the Union Speech. That happens around the end of January. See more »


Lt. Dixon Piper: Why did he do it? Why did Cunth kill your wife?
MacGruber: To this day, I have no idea. We actually all went to college together. Believe it or not, we were very close friends. Then after graduation, he got engaged to her. He asked me to be his best man and right about that time, I started banging her and mowing her box. She was actually the first person I felt comfortable enough around to let eat out my butt. Anyway, shortly thereafter, she left him for me. She was actually carrying his child at the time...
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a scene showing MacGruber standing on a tree branch playing a saxophone See more »


References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »


Broken Wings
Written by Steve George, John Lang (as John Ross Lang) and Richard Page (as Richard James Page)
Performed by Mr. Mister
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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The Gum Holds
21 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In 1985, a show began about a man who refused to use weapons but instead used his mind (and everyday household items, of course) to outwit the bad guys. Fast forward to the beginning of the 21st century, Will forte created a character on Saturday Night Live that would have been hilarious and relevant, in the 80's. His character MacGruber stars in a one-note riff parodying the TV icon Macgeyver. Naturally Lorne Michaels thought this 90-second sketch should be made into a feature length movie.

Along with Forte, fellow SNL cast member Kristen Wiig is thrown into the mix as MacGruber's daft gal Friday, Vicki St. Elmo. A nuclear warhead is stolen and of course the only man for the job is a stale 80's parody. In this film it actually works. Stuck together like makeshift crossbow made out of Bubble Yum and a paper clip, Macgruber mixes realistic action with over the top crude, childish and witty comedy. The movies gags are a lot like Macgruber himself. When he wins, he wins big but when he fails he falls flat on his face. The hit and miss comedy will leave you cackling and rolling your eyes. The movie's strength is its repetition of jokes, which surprisingly, make you laugh harder the second time.

Forte plays Macgruber with the same weak acting as that of MacGyver. Some of his nonsense rings true and some of it makes you wish he'd shut up. Val Kilmer is given surprisingly little to do as the movies villain. The funniest thing about him is his name. All together it leaves us with a mish mash of epic proportions. Though uneven the film does reward its audience with laughs. MacGruber has parts that shouldn't fit but by some miracle the Bubble Yum holds.

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