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MacGruber (2010)

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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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The continuing misadventures of bumbling former special ops agent, MacGruber.

Director: Jorma Taccone
Stars: Will Forte


Cast overview, first billed only:
Yerik Novikov
Constantine (as Tim Murphy)
Senator Garver
Robert M. Reid ...
Jim Giesler ...
Janitor (as Jimmy G. Giesler)
Frank Korver
Tut Beemer


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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Will Forte refused a body double for the controversial sex scene between MacGruber and Vicki St. Elmo. However, he surprised Taccone by expressing some discomfort at the number of people who were on-set at the time. Taccone then said he didn't know Forte cared about being naked in front of strangers. See more »


When the guy in the gray Neon yells at Macgruber (when he first sees the car), the car is an SRT-4 neon, and when he sets the car on fire, it is an SXT neon. See more »


Dieter Von Cunth: You punch like a little girl.
MacGruber: Well, you're gonna walk around like a little girl. 'Cause after I disarm this nuke, I'm gonna cut off your dick and...
Dieter Von Cunth: Shove it in my mouth. You're like a broken record!
MacGruber: The only record I'm gonna break is the "amount of your own dick in your mouth" record.
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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 »


Spoofs MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday (1994) See more »


Written by Frank Josephs and Michael Ripoll
Performed by Incognito
Courtesy of Pump Audio, a music division of Getty Images
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I'm somewhat at a loss for words
21 May 2010 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Movies that are based on Saturday Night Live sketches usually fall flat at the box office. Its hard to stretch one little sketch into a full length film obviously. Magruber is not a film for the sensitive. It is very vulgar and its hero is more annoying then anything else. Will Forte just doesn't chew the scenery, he grinds it into baby food! Val Kilmer pretty much does the same as the bad guy. What made me like this film isn't its star, but Kristen Wiig as Vicki and Ryan Phillippe as Lt. Piper. They both give great comic performances. Wiig has a howlingly funny moment in the coffee shop while shes wearing a wire. Actually the real hero of the film is Piper, if it hadn't been for him Magruber would have been dead several times over. In addition, Powers Boothe gives a great performance as Magruber's frustrated commanding officer. I wanted to mention that I learned something watching this film, I didn't know what a double decker was, now I do.

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