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Bob Rosen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
(referring to Knickel) Who is this bozo?
This bozo is Christ's representative on Earth, the Mayor of Town and the Acting Head of State of The Republic of Solomon Gundy, you little tit!
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There is some good acting in this movie, but not much. I wouldn't put all the blame on the actors though; they don't seem to have much to work with, as far as dialogue goes. The script is fairly weak and uneven overall - this movie is not funny and not enough of a satire to justify its implausibility, and not serious enough to make a hard social statement.
Maury Chaykin's presence is the best part of this movie (despite his working with poor dialogue). Unfortunately, although he plays a major character, that character seems to take a back seat most of the time, his actions being mostly inconsequential, despite his role as the Prime Minister's apparent right-hand man, therefore making the best part of this movie a relatively unimportant part.
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