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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 »

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

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 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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Taglines:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Binghampton is sitting in his office during the "Talent Show", he is reading Sun Tzu's "The Art of War". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Willie: [looking at Binghampton] Hey Happy, ain't that the guy who sank the Love Boat?
Happy: [recognizes Binghampton] Oh yeah!
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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