May 21st, 2010



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Ex-special operative MacGruber is called back into action to take down his archenemy, Dieter Von Cunth, who's in possession of a nuclear warhead and bent on destroying Washington, D.C.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 5.4/10 (18,178 voted)

Critic's Score: 43/100

Director: Jorma Taccone

Stars: Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer

In the Dzhugdzhur Mountains, Eastern Siberia, the criminal Dieter Von Cunth robs a Russian X5 nuclear warhead. Colonel James Faith travels to Rio Bamba, Ecuador, with the efficient Lieutenant Dixon Piper to summon the retired special operative MacGruber to retrieve the X5. MacGruber is considered deceased after the death of his beloved wife Casey by his archenemy Cunth in their wedding. MacGruber teams up with Piper and Vicki St. Elmo and they learn that the evil Cunth intends to use the warhead to destroy Washington D.C.

Writers: Will Forte, John Solomon

Will Forte - MacGruber
Kristen Wiig - Vicki St. Elmo
Ryan Phillippe - Lt. Dixon Piper
Val Kilmer - Dieter Von Cunth
Powers Boothe - Col. James Faith
Maya Rudolph - Casey
Rhys Coiro - Yerik Novikov
Andy Mackenzie - Hoss Bender
Jasper Cole - Zeke Pleshette
Timothy V. Murphy - Constantine Bach
Kevin Skousen - Senator Garver
Jim Giesler - Janitor (as Jimmy G. Giesler)
Chris Jericho - Frank Korver
Mark Henry - Tut Beemer
Antonio Banks - Vernon Freedom (as MVP)

Taglines: The Ultimate Tool


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 21 May 2010

Filming Locations: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $4,043,495 (USA) (23 May 2010) (2551 Screens)

Gross: $8,460,995 (USA) (6 June 2010)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | (unrated version)

Did You Know?

According to director Jorma Taccone, the first draft of the script was 175 pages.

Continuity: When Jeff throws MacGruber out of Cunth's gambling room and then break's Macgruber's Blaupunkt, it is undamaged when Jeff bangs it against the window frame. But when he throws it next to MacGruber it is prominently damaged, with the housing bent way out of shape.

MacGruber: You're loco, man! Subtitles: "You're crazy, man!"

User Review

Trashy at times, but most always funny

Rating: 8/10

Seeing as there are only 14 reviews at the time of writing this, I decided to add my say.

Most importantly this movie needs to be viewed as it is intended. It is a parody of what I'll dub as the 80's action sub-genre. Parodies have to be measured on a separate scale. In my opinion they're generally silly movies with goofy characters, ridiculous plots, and a few cringe-worthy moments. They are this way because of their nature; they exist to poke fun at prior works or themes. The good parodies are really enjoyable, and I classify MacGruber as a good parody.

I saw this at my local theater last night and while there weren't many other viewers, there was an almost steady stream of laughs throughout the movie. MacGruber picks up fast and lays out the comedy. There weren't any lapses where I was checking my watch.

However, to enjoy this movie you must be able to stomach some raunch. More than once I instinctively put my hand over my eyes shaking my head in somewhat disbelief that they "went there." However, at each of these times, I was still laughing, as was much of the audience. This movie pushes the limits, but if you can handle it, you'll come out with a smile on your face and chuckle as you think back on the ridiculousness of it all.


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