McHale's Navy Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for McHale's Navy the Movie

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Yet another (unsuccessful) attempt to take a TV series and let it loose on the big screen. Retired Navy skipper McHale (Arnold) has set up his scheming ways on the Caribbean island of San Ysidro, where he can be a thorn in the side of Capt. Binghampton (Stockwell), the newly transferred commanding officer of the island's sleepy naval base. McHale's former cronies aid their leader when he's reluctantly reunited with the Navy in order to prevent the terrorist threats of his former Soviet nemesis Vladakov (Curry). A shining example of "why bother?" moviemaking. TV's original McHale, Borgnine, has a cameo (and gets a promotion to admiral).


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Available on VHS
Running time 108 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Military Comedy, Scams, Stings & Cons, Island Fare, Terrorism, Buddies, Adapted from Television, Military: Navy
Peter Crabbe
Tom Arnold, Tim Curry, Dean Stockwell, David Alan Grier, Debra Messing, Thomas Chong, Bruce Campbell, French Stewart, Brian Haley, Danton Stone
Buzz Feitshans
Bryan Spicer
Dennis McCarthy
Ernest Borgnine
Bill Sheinberg, Jonathan Sheinberg, Sid Sheinberg, Lance Hool, Perry Katz, Bubble Factory, Universal City Studios

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