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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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Cast

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Casey
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Yerik Novikov
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Hoss
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Zeke
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Constantine (as Tim Murphy)
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Senator Garver
Robert M. Reid ...
Priest
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Janitor (as Jimmy G. Giesler)
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Tut Beemer
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Storyline

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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Action | Comedy | Romance

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

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,043,495, 23 May 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,460,995, 6 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

Each time MacGruber is handling a grenade it has a blue painted top. This blue indicates that the grenades are dummies and can not explode. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Tosh.0: Taxi Dave (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Viper
Written by Frank Josephs and Michael Ripoll
Performed by Incognito
Courtesy of Pump Audio, a music division of Getty Images
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much better than critics or reviewers tend to believe
17 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

just watched this, after many told me not to. got to say that it was well worth it. forget what every review and critic has said about this film. it's just silly fun and should be enjoyed as such. not since zoolander has an American comedy delivered such stylistically authentic humour throughout the whole film. I understand that a lot of critics have used the SNL link to belittle this movie. however, fans of SNL and those who have never seen the sketches will be mutually entertained. there is enough here to satisfy both camps. supporting cast play their roles well, which must've been hard given the sheer commitment to character that Forte and Wiig demonstrate. i'll never forget that macgruber introduced me to the concept of an "upper decker". I am the better for it.


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