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McHale's Navy (1997)

PG | | Action, Comedy | 18 April 1997 (USA)
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The former World War II Naval captain of PT-73 - now a fun-loving black marketeer - reunites with his crew to battle a bumbling Russian terrorist. Based on the hit 1960s television show.

Director:

Bryan Spicer

Writers:

Peter Crabbe (story), Andy Rose (story) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Arnold ... Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale
Dean Stockwell ... Capt. Wallace B. Binghampton
Debra Messing ... Lt. Penelope Carpenter
David Alan Grier ... Ensign Charles Parker
Tim Curry ... Maj. Vladakov
Ernest Borgnine ... Cobra
Bruce Campbell ... Virgil
French Stewart ... Happy
Danton Stone ... Gruber
Brian Haley ... Christy
Henry Cho ... Willie
Anthony Jesse Cruz Anthony Jesse Cruz ... Roberto Valenzuela
Honorato Magaloni ... Castro
Guillermo Ríos ... Jose
Eduardo López Rojas Eduardo López Rojas ... Gonzales (as Eduardo Lopez Rojas)
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Storyline

Retired Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale (Tom Arnold) 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 Vladakov (Tim Curry), 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 (Dean Stockwell), who sank a cruise liner a while back, McHale tries to put Vladakov 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 »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action/violence, mild language and innuendos | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Captain Wallace B. Binghampton (Dean Stockwell) is sitting in his office during the "Talent Show", he is reading Sun Tzu's "The Art of War". See more »

Goofs

In Vladikov's jet-boat the controls are means to be in Russian. They use Cyrillic but all signs are actually nonsense. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Penelope Carpenter: You know about the Navy's rules against fraternization among officers.
Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale: Well, I guess I'm retired again!
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Connections

Referenced in My Name Is Bruce (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Brand New Cadillac
Written by Vince Taylor
Performed by The Brian Setzer Orchestra (as Brian Setzer Orchestra)
Courtesy of Hollywood Records, Inc.
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A movie well worth watching
22 March 2004 | by Kraal93See all my reviews

I know most people hate McHale's navy, but I really don't care. I thought it was pretty funny. Tim Curry was really good as the villain, Vladikov (the #2 best terrorist in the world). Bruce Campbell is pretty good. David Allen Grier was, as usual, great as Ens. Charles T. Parker.

I'd never seen the original series, but I'm glad that they had Ernest Borgnine, the original McHale, as Cobra.

And, last, but DEFFINITELY not least, Tom Arnold. I used to watch Roseanne, and always liked his obnoxious humor. It's even better in McHale's Navy. He's got some unique style, that guy.

Well, I've chatted long enough.

PS. Tim Curry and Tom Arnold had both been in an episode of Roseanne.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doborowa jednostka See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$31,190,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,128,565, 20 April 1997

Gross USA:

$4,529,843

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,529,843
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1.85 : 1
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