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My Fellow Americans (1996)

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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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Budget:

$21,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$22,294,341 (USA) (14 March 1997)
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The train used in the movie is a functioning tourist train located outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. See more »

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When they are at President Kramer's house, his grandson wants President Kramer to play with him. President Kramer takes the boy's toy gun, holds it over his eyes, counts 100, 99, 98 then throws the gun on the sofa. He never picks it up, buy later has it in his pocket on the airplane. 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 MacGyver (1985) See more »

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Life Is So Peculiar
Written by Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Louis Jordan with Louis Armstrong
Courtesy of MCA Records
By Arrangement with MCA Special Markets and Products
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Great Comedy
20 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

I love this movie. It's one of the best movies I've ever seen. It's awesome to see old farts running for their lives. It's funny how they actually survive. Jack Lemmon and James Garner are great in this movie because you never know what's going to happen next with them and Dan Aykroyd makes the perfect president. John Heard was also great playing the dimwitted Vice-President Matthews. In this movie though I didn't like the character of Col. Tanner. I also didn't like the women truck driver, but I do like the characters that President Kramer and Douglas meets like Charlie Reynolds, Wayne, Genny,Carl Witnaur, Lt. Fleming, and Joe Hollis. This movie is definitely a classic. So I am sure that this fantastic film definitely gets a 10/10.


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