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Buried on Sunday (1992)

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 ...
Guitar
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Dexter Lexcannon
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3rd Biker (as Michael Chattenberg)
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Nelson
Louis Del Grande ...
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Tom Gallant ...
Singing fisherman
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Dolokov
Lex Gigeroff ...
Sil
Jean Gregson ...
Librarian
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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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Mrs. Swinnimer: We heard your message. Now I say we give Ottawa a message they'll listen to for once! You works for them, right?
Dexter Lexcannon: The government is my client, yes.
Mrs. Swinnimer: Your client. That's close enough, I figure. I say we hang him.
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Totally Canadian in flavor
17 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie has its odd moments, but it's got fun performances from Chaykin (totally in his element), Gross (somehow making "unwashed" look sexy), and Virieux (whose character provides a somewhat saner counterpoint to the other two). Only in a Canadian film could you achieve such seriousness about such silliness, or vice versa, and still manage to throw in dark humor and good-looking leads. Moments of seriousness intrude; insane mobs and philosophizing, not-quite-kosher ministers; government-vs.-the-little-people; nuclear submarines and spontaneous combustion abound. You get to enjoy many of your favorite Canadian character actors with cameo parts ("hey! I've seen that guy somewhere!"), and by the movie's end, you find yourself wanting to don plaid and go catch some fish.


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