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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Malokov
Deb Allen ...
Mrs. Swinnimer
Jarvis Benoît ...
Fiddle player
Louis Benoît ...
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Dexter Lexcannon
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Louis Del Grande ...
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Augustus Knickel
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Russian Sailor 2
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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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Playing singing child: [singing while skipping rope] Born on Monday, Schooled on Tuesday, Married on Wednesday, Honeymoon Thursday, Works on Friday, Dead on Saturday, Buried on Sunday. That was the end of Solomon Gun-day.
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Not good - uneven and without focus
2 May 2003 | by (Toronto, ON) – See all my reviews

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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