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McHale's Navy (1997)

PG | | Action, Comedy | 18 April 1997 (USA)
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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 ... 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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Action | Comedy

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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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The song "Working On My Tan" can be heard towards the beginning of the movie. It was sung by 'Curry, Tim', who plays Vladikov. See more »

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Virgil puts his cigar in his mouth before catching the ice cream from McHale, but in the next shot the cigar is in his hand. See more »

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Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale: What a dick!
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Follows McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force (1965) See more »

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The House Is Rockin'
Written by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Doyle Bramhall
Performed by The Brian Setzer Orchestra (as Brian Setzer Orchestra)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
By arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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Underrated comedy gold
4 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

OK for starters, this movie deserves far better than the 3.8 it currently holds, hence my 8/10. In truth, this film is a great piece of entertainment, and I can think of few films that are as mindless as they are funny. This is not meant to be Oscar material, but succeeds in entertaining from beginning to end.

Bruce Campbell of course makes this worth seeing by himself, but the rest of the cast hold their own. Tom Arnold usually is seen as a bad indicator of quality, but his cheesy dialog has its moments. Rent it, buy it, just watch it, and judge for yourself. It will not be a waste of time.


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