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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Augustus Knickel
Russian Sailor 2


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 »


Nelson: You're the mayor, right? August Nickle.
Augustus Knickel: It's Augustus Knickel, actually. But you can call me Your Worship.
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One of the suckiest movies I've ever seen.
23 August 2000 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I have never been a big fan of Canadian films, and this movie really has not done much to change my opinion. I only watched it because it featured Paul Gross, whom I loved from Due South. The story was neither entertaining nor humourous. It's a shame money (probably government funding no doubt) was used to produce such a piece of c**p. What an utter waste of Canadian talent!

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