In the 1860's Wild West, when a ragged bunch of misfit settlers decide they cannot stand living in their current situation, they hire a grizzled cowboy to take them on a journey back to their hometowns east.
Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.
The US economy is in a rut, and so is the president's approval rating. What we need is a good war, but the Russians aren't interested. Hey -- how about that big polite country to the north? Niagara Falls Sheriff Bud B. Boomer takes this all a bit too seriously, though. Written by
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Alan Alda plays an unpopular president who is advised by his most loyal advisor to declare war (against Canada) in order to be more popular with population. Alda would later play an advisor in Murder at 1600 (1997) who pressures an unpopular president to get into a conflict (this time in Korea). See more »
When they begin the hate campaign against Canada, they show someone sharpening skates like you would a knife or other edged tool. Skates are sharpened by squaring the blade (more or less...there's a slight concavity to perfectly sharpened skates) so that it puts extreme pressure on the ice as opposed to cutting it, with a sharp edge on either side for control. See more »
You ever see The Dirty Dozen?
That was a cool movie.
Man, that was real cool.
Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Ernest Borgnine...
Uh, Telly Savalas, Clint Walker...
Trini Lopez? I never could figure that one out, man. What in the hell was he doing in The Dirty Dozen, man? If I was putting together a group of murderers and cutthroats, Trini Lopez would not be in the starting lineup.
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This film is dedicated to my grandfather, William J. Wall, a Canadian who came to America, and loved going to the movies. See more »
Toy Never Played With
Written by Kevn Kinney (as Kevin Kinney) and Tim Neilson
Performed by Drivin' 'N' Cryin' (as Drivin' 'N Cryin')
Courtesy of Island Records, Inc. and Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. See more »
As a person who has spent half his life on each side of the 49th parallel, I was delightfully impressed with this movie. There were countless cultural statements and innuendos that were absolutely hilarious. I can certainly see how someone unfamiliar with Canadian tradition and culture might not 'get' this movie. However, if you've lived in, visited, or known someone from Canada, this movie will provide non-stop laughs. Canada was certainly slapped in the face a number of times, but the balance was fair, with the Canadians scoring a number of blows against the Americans. Definitely worth the watch if you've got ties to Canada, otherwise it may seem silly and pointless.
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