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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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It's payback time! 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 »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

McBain 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Titles considered were "McBain's War" and "McBain's Seven". 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: [to Frank, who's reluctant to join McBain's mission] Frank, you've got the house. You've got the beautiful girl swimming laps in your indoor pool. You have THREE Ferraris. A yacht. A house in Aspen. Yet when I come to see you, you're sitting in a chair like an old man, staring at the ocean! You having fun yet?
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Soundtracks

Bloodsuckers
Music by Chris Fedrick
Lyrics by Chris Fedrick and Tim Hall
Sung by Lamal-O
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Not That Bad, But Not That Great!
2 March 2002 | by Corndog2012See all my reviews

Christopher Walken is Robert McBain - a P.O.W. who was once rescued by a soldier named Santos. After Santos' death, McBain returns the favor to Santos by helping his country do battle with their president and his army.

The beginning of this film was basically the best scene put into this film. The rest carries on a little boring, but not awful. The title itself is suppost to convince you that McBain is like John Rambo of FIRST BLOOD. Watch carefully! The other characters portrayed in this film are actually more heroic than him. So a thing that could improve this film would be a different title and a little more action.

What worked for me in this film were the action scenes that did keep my eyes glued to the screen. Some low-budget films can do that to you. Just watch and see!

McBain is not that bad, but then again, not that great. If you want some real action films, try FIRST BLOOD or DIE HARD.


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