A fishing village responds to government cutbacks by declaring independence and uses the arsenal of a Soviet missile sub to back it up.

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Deb Allen ...
Mrs. Swinnimer
Jarvis Benoît ...
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Dexter Lexcannon
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When a Canadian Atlantic coast fishing village is threatened with the loss of all of its fishing rights, local reverend (and mayor) Augustus Knickel finds a way to fight back. Relying on an obscure clause in an ancient treaty, he declares the village as an independent republic! He also finds a way to back up those words: by buying an abandoned Russian nuclear submarine from the most senior officer still aboard (namely, the cook.) Written by Bob Rosen <bob_rosen@bigfoot.com>

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The cod war just went ballistic.

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Augustus and Noel find that one of the missiles is aimed at the coordinates of Mount Rushmore saying, "That's just about Rapid City, North Dakota." Rapid City (near Mount Rushmore) is in South Dakota. See more »

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Paxton: [referring to Knickel] Who is this bozo?
Augustus Knickel: 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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Loved the satirical take on gutless Canadians, but find characters a bit weak
13 January 2003 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

A Canadian government suspension of an island community's fishing rights coincides with the defection of crew members of a Russian nuclear submarine. The villagers want their fishing rights back, which Ottawa has traded away to Portugal. They declare independence from Canada and plan a nuclear attack on U.S. and Canadian targets. It's all very far fetched, but I just love it when the Canadian prime minister brown noses the U.S. vice-president. (It's not important enough for the President to be involved.)


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