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Harry's War (1981)

 -  Comedy  -  March 1981 (USA)
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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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Sgt. Billy (as Elisha Cook)
James Ray ...
Commissioner
Douglas Dirkson ...
Draper
Jerrold Ziman ...
IRS Attorney
Jim McKrell ...
Newsman
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Major Andrews
Prentiss Rowe ...
Sheriff
Vernon Weddle ...
Ponde
Max Lewin ...
Judge
Alan Cherry ...
Agent #1
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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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28 March 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Regular viewers of The History Channel will quickly recognize Ed Hermann as the host and narrator of many of their programs, and as a spokesman for Chrysler/Dodge commercials. It's easy to forget that he's a prolific and talented actor. "Harry's War" is one of his best. Harry Johnson does something we've all wanted to do: level the big guns at the IRS! David Ogden Stiers is great as the IRS supervisor who has forgotten the "servant" part of Public Servant. "I'm the United States Government, Johnson. Who are you?" he says. Like so many other bureaucrats, he's forgotten who he really works for, and Harry sets out to remind him. This little gem of a film should be broadcast every year at tax filing time. Good luck trying to find a copy on tape!


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