Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, ... See full summary »
Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very infatuated with Faith who will play the female lead in the movie. At the same time, he is fighting with his crazy mother who thinks the Devil lives in her kitchen, and his girlfriend who is talking about commitment. Written by
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The underlying story, seems to be based in part on the legend of Mary "Polly" Slocum. Polly Slocum was awakened by a dream that her husband was hurt, rode 65 miles to the site of the Battle of Moores Creek (February 27, 1776, about 20 miles north of Wilmington, NC) to find her husband well and the Patriots victorious. But she stayed on the nurse the wounded. The authenticity of this underlying story is not universally accepted. See more »
I'll tell you what, Mrs. Burgess, why don't I make you some lunch?
Sure! Some poisoned food would just finish me off!
Well, they were all out of poisoned food today. We got the other kind.
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I like this very silly movie about the making of a movie set during the Revolutionary War. History takes a back seat to the backstage madness as film crew invades a small town in the American South... ...except that this film was filmed on Long Island. Living on the Island I get great joy watching all the technical gaffes in the film, only the lead characters cars have non-New York license plates, a Long Island Railway Train goes by in the background and on it goes. You don't have to have sharp eyes to see the errors, they are glaring if you know that they are there. They don't take away from the fun, they add to it since as Alan Alda's character quickly finds out, there is nothing real about making movies.
The cast is great across the board, with everyone seeming to have such a good time its infectious.
See this movie, its just a lot of fun.
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