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My Fellow Americans (1996)

Two former U. S. Presidents, hated rivals, join forces to expose the current, corrupt President at the risk of their lives.

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Kramer and Douglas, two former presidents from opposite ends of the political spectrum, become reluctant allies when they become the target of a conspirator in President Haney's administration. The two ex-presidents realize they have an enemy within the government and set out to find evidence that will clear their names. The search takes them across the Southern Appalachians; along the way they meet a homeless couple, thwart kidnapers in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant, and find themselves marching in a gay pride parade. Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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A comedy about life, liberty and the pursuit of two ex-presidents.

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Rated PG-13 for salty language and innuendo | See all certifications »

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Grumpy Old Presidents  »

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$21,500,000 (estimated)

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$2,860,334 (USA) (20 December 1996)

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$22,294,341 (USA) (14 March 1997)
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In one scene, the former U.S. Presidents, Democrat President Matt Douglas (James Garner) and Republican President Russell Kramer (Jack Lemmon), run into an Elvis Presley impersonator. In real life, former U.S. Republican President Richard Nixon met Elvis Presley at the White House. This actual meeting has been the subject of at least three films. These are: Elvis & Nixon (2016), Elvis Meets Nixon (1997), and When Elvis Met Nixon (2009). See more »

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Carl Witnaur's fate is never revealed after being "kidnapped" by the presidents. See more »

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Edwin Newman: It has been described as one of the most vicious presidential races in the history of American politics, and one of the closest. The Republican nominee, Senator Russell P Kramer of Ohio, is practically dead even in the polls with his bitter rival, Democratic Governor Matt Douglas of Indiana. To say there is no love lost between these two candidates is a gross understatement. And yet tonight, in spite of their almost overwhelming distaste for each other, one of these men will have ...
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References The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1960) See more »

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Brick House
Written by Lionel Richie, Walter Orange, Thomas McClary, Ronald La Pread, Milan Williams and William King
Produced by Clif Magness
Performed by Dorothy Norwood
Courtesy of Malaco Records
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Great Comedy!
22 September 2004 | by (Nieuw-Vennep, the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I have to say that I totally disagree with the last comment I read on this movie. I think it's a very funny, well acted comedy. I think I watched it about six times in the last four years and it never fails to crack me up, I've enjoyed it as much the last time as the first time. Jack Lemmon is a great comedy actor and so is James Garner. It splashes of the screen that they had fun playing their parts. They play very well of each other. The script may not be the best written script ever, but it certainly contains a whole bunch of very funny one-liners, as well as a good deal of visual comedy. The casting is good also the supporting roles from Jon Heard, Dan Aykroyd, Wilford Brimley and Lauren Baccal.

All in all it is a very entertaining film, witch I recommend to anyone who is seeking for an evening of letting all tensions gliding of you and having many good laughs.

On a scale 1-10, I give it an 8.


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