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McBain (1991)

Santos attempts to lead a people's revolt in Colombia to overthrow the oppressive El Presidente. When his revolt fails and he is killed, his sister Christina goes to New York to find McBain... See full summary »

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James Glickenhaus
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Joseph DeSare Michael Joseph DeSare ... Major Tenny (as Michael Joseph De Sare)
Chick Vennera ... Roberto Santos
Michael Ironside ... Frank Bruce
Steve James ... Eastland
Eric Granger Eric Granger ... Secret Service
Thomas G. Waites ... Gill (as T. G. Waites)
Jay Patterson ... Dr. Dalton
Christopher Walken ... Robert McBain
Cris Aguilar Cris Aguilar ... Sing Lau (as Cristito 'Kris' Aguilar)
Protacio Dee ... General Ho (as Protacio 'Tony' Dee)
Craig Judd Craig Judd ... Screaming P.O.W. (as Craig Walter Judd)
David Pegram David Pegram ... Armodo (as David Tamayo Pegram)
Dinah Dominguez Dinah Dominguez ... Rebel Hooker #1
Jedd Malgaso Jedd Malgaso ... Rebel Hooker #2
Joel Torre ... Chauffeur
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Storyline

Santos attempts to lead a people's revolt in Colombia to overthrow the oppressive El Presidente. When his revolt fails and he is killed, his sister Christina goes to New York to find McBain, a lieutenant Santos rescued during the Vietnam War. McBain agrees to avenge Santos' death, calls up his old war buddies, raises the necessary funds by killing a few drug dealers and threatening the mafia, then leads an attack to topple the corrupt government. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

Construction Worker, Vigilante, Soldier See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong war violence, and for language and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

McBain - O Guerreiro Moderno See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$320,000, 22 September 1991

Gross USA:

$456,127

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$456,127
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Riffed by the guys from MST3K, under their RIFFTRAX brand-- Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett. See more »

Goofs

General Epper wears the insignia of a General of the Army, a ceremonial rank which was last awarded to Omar Bradley prior to the Korean War. See more »

Quotes

McBain: Santos is dead. You remember Santos? This is his sister.
Frank Bruce: Yeah, I remember Santos. It's a hell of a thing they did to him. But there's nothing we can do about it now.
McBain: You know, I get up in the morning and I go to work. I go to the same bar each night and drink the same beer. I laugh, I talk. But when I saw Santos on tv, I got jealous. Because, he was doing what he did best.
Frank Bruce: What, you miss the smell of napalm in the morning?
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Connections

References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Brothers in Arms
Written by Mark Knopfler
Sung by Ann Corfield
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If you enjoyed The Exterminator, you'll love McBain!
16 January 2002 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

Okay, 'enjoy' is a pretty relative term, but flexibility is in order when you're dealing with a filmmaker of James Glickenhaus' calibre.

McBain is truly one of the most ridiculous, over the top action films I've ever seen, without the nasty edge of The Exterminator. Other reviews have commented on a suspension of disbelief regarding the film's heroic middle aged commandos, but how about making a film in the Philippines that is set in Colombia? All the extras are Filipino. In fact the only character who looks remotely Hispanic is good ol' Victor Argo as the much reviled 'El Presidente'! Oh yes, we also have Maria Conchita Alonso overemoting like crazy as a rebel leader. There are tons of explosions and bodies flying everywhere in this amusing paean to the glories of American imperialism.


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