- Cast: Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer, Ryan Phillippe, Jason Bateman, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Powers Boothe, Dalip Singh, Rhys Coiro, Chris Jericho, Glenn Jacobs, Paul Wight, Timothy V. Murphy, Andy Mackenzie, Mark Henry, Antonio Banks, Jasper Cole, DJ NuMark, Matt Wood
- Director: Jorma Taccone
- Writers: Will Forte, John Solomon, Jorma Taccone
- Producers: John Goldwyn, Ryan Kavanaugh, Lorne Michaels
- Executive Producers: Tucker Tooley, Erin David, Seth Meyers
- Art Direction: Steven Maes
- Casting: Sheila Jaffe
- Costume Design: Susanna Puisto
- D.O.P.: Brandon Trost
- Makeup: Gretchen Bright
- Production Design: Robb Wilson King
- Set Decoration: Wilhelm Pfau
Only one American hero has earned the rank of Green Beret, Navy SEAL and Army Ranger. Just one operative has been awarded 16 purple hearts, 3 Congressional Medals of Honor and 7 presidential medals of bravery. And only one guy is man enough to still sport a mullet. In 2010, Will Forte brings Saturday Night Live’s clueless soldier of fortune to the big screen in the action comedy MacGruber.
In the 10 years since his fiancée was killed, special op MacGruber has sworn off a life of fighting crime with his bare hands. But when he learns that his country needs him to find a nuclear warhead that’s been stolen by his sworn enemy, Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer), MacGruber figures he’s the only one tough enough for the job.
Assembling an elite team of experts-Lt. Dixon Piper (Ryan Phillippe) and Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig)-MacGruber will navigate an army of assassins to hunt down Cunth and bring him to justice. His methods may be unorthodox. His crime scenes may get messy. But if you want the world saved right, you call in MacGruber.
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Filming Locations: New Mexico, USA
- Production Budget: $10 million
- Production Companies: Broadway Video, Relativity Media
- Production Schedule: August 2009 - October 2009
2010 Guide Analysis: "What started out as a "MacGuyver" parody on "Saturday Night Live" has become a fully fledged movie. When it was first announced many thought it was a prank, after all how in the hell does a one-joke sketch become a feature film. Then star Will Forte confirmed it midway through this year and shooting quickly got underway despite a lot of concern and hesitation about another potential dud along "A Night at the Roxbury" lines.
Then the tide of opinion began to change. Bill Hader gave an interview in which he called the script a hard R-rated balls out satire, while Val Kilmer joined the cast as the deliciously named villain Dieter von Cunth. A test screening review emerged online raved about the film and provided some story details that actually sound fun. The question still remains whether there's enough material to stretch this out to ninety minutes?"