McHale's Navy

Released 1997


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Bryan Spicer
McHale's Navy is the 1997 movie spin-off of the classic sitcom, starring Tom Arnold as Lt. Commander Quinton McHale Jr., the son of the Legendary Quinton McHale, who now has been promoted to Admiral and works in The Pentagon. McHale Jr. is also retired from the Navy, but is called back into action when international terrorist Major Vladikov sets up headquarters on the island of San Moreno. With the help of the Governer of San Moreno and numerous other evil leaders, Vladikov wants to build and launch a huge missile at the Pentagon, where the President and heads of state will be meeting. McHale goes on a mission to stop him, going undercover and in the line of fire to save the day. When a plane known as Cobra comes to help, the mysterious fighter pilot turns out not to be who they expect. Join a new generation of McHale as he leads his crew into battle to save the President, in the theatrical spin-off of the classic TV show McHale's Navy.moreless


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  • 25

    Chicago Sun-Times

    McHale's Navy is an astonishingly bad film. Even if you never saw the early '60s TV series on which it is loosely based, you'll hate it. [18 Apr 1997, p.39]

  • 12

    Philadelphia Inquirer Steven Rea

    If the '60s sitcom McHale's Navy was a poor man's Sergeant Bilko, the new big-screen McHale is a poverty-stricken, starving-to-death, brain-dead person's answer to last year's not-...

  • 0

    San Francisco Chronicle Mick LaSalle

    It's even less funny than it sounds. By the end, this soporific comedy makes 105 minutes feel more like a two-year hitch.

Tim Curry

Tim Curry

Maj. Vladikov

Tom Arnold

Tom Arnold

Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale

Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine


Dean Stockwell

Dean Stockwell

Capt. Wallace B. Binghampton

David Alan Grier

David Alan Grier

Ensign Charles Parker

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