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McHale's Navy (1997)

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

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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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According to his book "If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B-Movie Actor", Bruce Campbell mentioned that McHale's crew were rarely given specific instructions in many scenes other than to follow Tom Arnold around. He and French Stewart were not given any direction at all for their sequence in the talent show, so they scripted out a vaudeville act using Naval and nautical terms all by themselves. Despite this, most of their sequence ended up playing in the background while the camera focused on Arnold and Debra Messing. See more »

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In the Medal Ceremony at the end of the movie, Lt. Penelope Carpenter uniform is incorrect, in fact, does not exist in its shown form. She would be wearing a dress shirt with a black tie with full sided decorations See more »

Quotes

[during bar brawl]
Virgil: Well, it seems that my stuntmen have arrived. I'd better go... rehearse.
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Referenced in My Name Is Bruce (2007) 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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Amazing how bad this movie is.
3 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

God! This was bad! It is absoloutley how bad this movie was. Studios threw out $42 million on this, where they out of thier skull? My god.. Avoid this mess at all costs. Please. You will be a smarter person if you avoid. This movie was aired on Comedy Central. I had no intent of actually paying to rent this trash. Buzz Fiethans IV didn't even shoot the movie well. Bryan Spycer's direction is completely listless.


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