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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.

Director:

Jorma Taccone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Forte ... MacGruber
Kristen Wiig ... Vicki
Ryan Phillippe ... Piper
Val Kilmer ... Dieter Von Cunth
Powers Boothe ... Colonel Faith
Maya Rudolph ... Casey
Rhys Coiro ... Yerik Novikov
Andy Mackenzie ... Hoss
Jasper Cole ... Zeke
Timothy V. Murphy ... Constantine (as Tim Murphy)
Kevin Skousen Kevin Skousen ... Senator Garver
Robert M. Reid Robert M. Reid ... Priest
Jim Giesler Jim Giesler ... Janitor (as Jimmy G. Giesler)
Chris Jericho ... Frank Korver
Mark Henry ... 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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Genres:

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

21 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

MacGruber See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the original SNL sketches, no on-screen explanation was provided for Kristen Wiig replacing Maya Rudolph as MacGruber's partner (the off-screen reason being Rudolph's departure from the show). The film addresses the switch by explaining that Rudolph's character died. See more »

Goofs

The newspaper (which is dated September 19th) mentions the president's State of the Union Speech. That happens around the end of January. See more »

Quotes

Vicki St. Elmo: Where were you?
MacGruber: Sorry, I just took an upper decker in the bathroom.
Vicki St. Elmo: A what?
MacGruber: An upper decker, its when you take a dump in the water tank instead of bowl, never mind.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The unrated version is five minutes longer and contains additional scenes not included in the original theatrical version. See more »

Connections

References Red Dawn (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Me Home Tonight
Written by Mick Leeson and Peter Vale (as Peter Benson Vale)
Contains sample of "Be My Baby"
Written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector
Performed by Eddie Money
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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The Gum Holds
21 May 2010 | by gnr008-3See all my reviews

In 1985, a show began about a man who refused to use weapons but instead used his mind (and everyday household items, of course) to outwit the bad guys. Fast forward to the beginning of the 21st century, Will forte created a character on Saturday Night Live that would have been hilarious and relevant, in the 80's. His character MacGruber stars in a one-note riff parodying the TV icon Macgeyver. Naturally Lorne Michaels thought this 90-second sketch should be made into a feature length movie.

Along with Forte, fellow SNL cast member Kristen Wiig is thrown into the mix as MacGruber's daft gal Friday, Vicki St. Elmo. A nuclear warhead is stolen and of course the only man for the job is a stale 80's parody. In this film it actually works. Stuck together like makeshift crossbow made out of Bubble Yum and a paper clip, Macgruber mixes realistic action with over the top crude, childish and witty comedy. The movies gags are a lot like Macgruber himself. When he wins, he wins big but when he fails he falls flat on his face. The hit and miss comedy will leave you cackling and rolling your eyes. The movie's strength is its repetition of jokes, which surprisingly, make you laugh harder the second time.

Forte plays Macgruber with the same weak acting as that of MacGyver. Some of his nonsense rings true and some of it makes you wish he'd shut up. Val Kilmer is given surprisingly little to do as the movies villain. The funniest thing about him is his name. All together it leaves us with a mish mash of epic proportions. Though uneven the film does reward its audience with laughs. MacGruber has parts that shouldn't fit but by some miracle the Bubble Yum holds.


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