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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 ... Willie
Anthony Jesse Cruz Anthony Jesse Cruz ... Roberto Valenzuela
Honorato Magaloni ... Castro
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 »

Filming Locations:

Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$31,190,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,128,565, 20 April 1997

Gross USA:

$4,529,843

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,529,843
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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The song "Working On My Tan" can be heard towards the beginning of the movie. It was sung by 'Curry, Tim', who plays Vladikov. See more »

Goofs

(at around 14 mins) Lt. Carpenter has no epaulets on her dress uniform. They appear later in the film, remain, and vanish at the end (01:40:51). See more »

Quotes

Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale: Remember to try tonight's drink special: Stolen Vodka Surprise. We stole Vladikov's vodka. Surprise!
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Connections

References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

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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If Hollywood writers go on a strike, how would we know the difference?
28 May 2001 | by SanDiegoSee all my reviews

The original series starred Ernest Borgnine fresh off his film career which included an Academy Award winning performance as MARTY. The real stars of the show were Tim Conway and Joe Flynn, two comics with perfect timing. The rest of the crew was basically just wall paper (wall paper does have it's place, Gavin MacLeod made a career out of playing wall paper in this program, THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW, and THE LOVE BOAT). The humor of the show required that Conway or Flynn or both be on screen to get a laugh. Like many TV shows of the time, two theatrical features were made (in color) and the second only with Conway and Flynn. A remake of the whole thing flops mainly because of the lack of comic timing (a mix of slapstick and vaudeville) that Conway and Flynn brought to the original. About the same time as this remake Steve Martin and Dan Ackroyd attempted to remake another service related TV comedy SGT. BILKO. Martin and Ackroyd have timing and still flopped with the genre. So maybe the two shows could only be made at the time they were made with the people who made them. That makes them really special and why Nick at Nite and TV Land will have little competition from new Hollywood. Note: If you have any original ideas move to Hollywood, apparently there are no writers in Hollywood with original ideas. They can use you.


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