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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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Bryan Spicer

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

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Cast

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 Henry Cho ... Willie
Anthony Jesse Cruz Anthony Jesse Cruz ... Roberto Valenzuela
Honorato Magaloni ... Castro
Guillermo Ríos Guillermo Ríos ... Jose
Eduardo López Rojas Eduardo López Rojas ... Gonzales (as Eduardo Lopez Rojas)
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Storyline

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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Dare to rock the boat. 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gyagyások serege See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Tim Curry calls McHale over the microphone, both he and the boy speak into the wrong side. Rather than the intercom, they both speak into the metal hook that it hangs from. See more »

Goofs

McHale's dress uniform is missing his Command at Sea Pin. Command at Sea Pin is wore by Navy officers who are in command of a sea going vessel See more »

Quotes

Lt. Penelope Carpenter: Captain, with all due respect: Are you NUTS?
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Referenced in Beethoven's 3rd (2000) See more »

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Hey Pocky Way
Written by Art Neville (as Arthur Neville), Joseph Modeliste, George Porter Jr., Leo Nocentelli
Performed by Neville Brothers (as The Neville Brothers)
Courtesy of A&M Records
By arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Sinks farther than HELL!
22 June 2000 | by jmcool5164See all my reviews

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Seeing Tom Arnold's name on a movie is a sign that it is going to suck. (Except for True Lies, which I haven't seen yet. Yes I know that doesn't make sense.) Anyway, this is by far his worst film to date. The cast is great, yet TOM ARNOLD IS IN IT! This is the first film I have hated that had DAVID ALAN GRIER, FRENCH STEWART, and TIM CURRY IN IT! The plot? Quinton McHale (Tom Arnold) retires from the Navy only to come out of retirement to stop a terrorist (Tim Curry) who wants to blow up an island. They have to go to the island and do stuff that would destroy the terrorist. Too bad they couldn't destroy Tom. Like all Movies based on TV shows, a person from the original must make a cameo. Here is Ernest Borgnine as the original McHale. The script sounds like five year olds wrote it. Especially, the "monkey scene". In short....It sucks. If you must see a movie with Tom Arnold, I recommend....uh,...You'll have to get back with me on that one.


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