After his aunt dies of a heart attack while fighting the IRS, Harry Johnson decides to take up the cause.

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Harry Johnson
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'Aunt' Beverly
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Kathy
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Ernie
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Wilda
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Douglas Dirkson ...
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Jerrold Ziman ...
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Major Andrews
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Vernon Weddle ...
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Max Lewin ...
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Alan Cherry ...
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Harry Johnson's aunt is a rich eccentric with an extensive collection of military memorabilia, who also happens to be in a fight with the IRS. When she dies of a heart attack, Harry blames her death on the IRS and takes up the fight himself. As Harry's cause gains attention and supporters, the 'war' soon escalates into a full-scale seige with Harry right in the center. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Commissioner: Taxes are the lifeblood of this nation. Collecting taxes is a thankless job. As officers and agents of the Internal Revenue Service, we are more than just an arm of the government. We are the heart and hands of the United States Treasury. There are, however, an increasing number who willfully disregard their obligation, resist the payment of taxes, and even openly criticize the Internal Revenue Service. Washington, and all of us, are gravely concerned over this growing contempt for...
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A prophecy?
9 February 2001 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I find it quite fascinating that Congress is finally attempting to "rein in" the IRS! I have not seen this movie since it first came out in 1981. Trying to find it anywhere without remembering the exact name of the film, or anyone else who had seen it was quite frustrating.

Anyone who has ever had any dispute with the INFERNAL(yeah, I know what I wrote!) Revenue Service, or been audited by them knows how utterly helpless they can make you feel. They can attach your salary, freeze all your assets, etc. and do not even have to notify you that they have done so! If you bounce a check, YOU are responsible!

At any rate, this movie illustrates "taxation without representation" and how one person chose to deal with it. It was ahead of its time, and is quite prophetic of how events would eventually come about. If you ever get a chance to see it, DO SO! It is humorous, with the sting of truth!


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