71 user 26 critic

My Fellow Americans (1996)

0:30 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

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



(story), (story) | 3 more credits »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Out to Sea (1997)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A failed gambler, intent on meeting a rich widow, tricks his widowed brother-in-law into boarding a cruise ship as dance hosts.

Director: Martha Coolidge
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Dyan Cannon
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

John and Max resolve to save their beloved bait shop from turning into an Italian restaurant, just as its new female owner catches Max's attention.

Director: Howard Deutch
Stars: Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Ann-Margret
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street.

Director: Donald Petrie
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Oscar and Felix take a road trip to their son and daughter's wedding.

Director: Howard Deutch
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Richard Riehle
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Emma is a divorced woman with a teen-aged son who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the widowed town druggist who steers business her way. Things ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt
Stars: Sally Field, James Garner, Brian Kerwin
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Sgt. Bilko is in charge of the Motor Pool at an Army base. He's also a good-natured con man, providing gambling facilities for the soldiers on base. When an old enemy from his past shows up... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Lynn
Stars: Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day.

Director: Gene Saks
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Due to NCAA sanctions, the Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos must form a football team from their actual student body, with no scholarships to help, to play their football schedule... See full summary »

Director: Stan Dragoti
Stars: Scott Bakula, Hector Elizondo, Robert Loggia
Celtic Pride (1996)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Two over-loyal Celtic fans kidnap their opponent's star player in order to guarantee their team the championship.

Director: Tom DeCerchio
Stars: Damon Wayans, Daniel Stern, Dan Aykroyd
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

An anthropologist creates a fictitious lost New Guinea tribe using his family members to cover-up for his mis-use of grant moneys.

Director: Todd Holland
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Jenna Elfman, Natasha Lyonne
Dave (1993)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance, is put in his place.

Director: Ivan Reitman
Stars: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Comedy-drama about a widowed U.S. president and a lobbyist who fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception" and sparks fly anyway.

Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen


Cast overview, first billed only:


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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:




Release Date:

20 December 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Álnokok és elnökök  »

Box Office


$21,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$22,294,341 (USA) (14 March 1997)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| |



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Released four years after The Distinguished Gentleman, another political comedy film which also includes James Garner. While here he was a former president with a philandering nature, on the 1992 film, he was a longtime congressman who died while having sex with his assistant and thus paved the way for Eddie Murphy's character to be elected and assume his post. See more »


In one scene President Douglas gives the illegal alien, Ernesto, his trench coat. In the next scene, when both former presidents are walking along the railroad, he is holding his trenchcoat. See more »


[first lines]
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 ...
See more »


Featured in HBO First Look: My Fellow Americans (1996) See more »


Pink Houses
Written by John Mellencamp
Performed by John Mellencamp
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

13 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Worst CGI? happiscotsman
Great Movie sweetadeline
Rated PG-13 for salty language and innuendo ????? Dre3293
Widescreen Version? thomfur
Walter Mattheau bwsmith201
When do you think it took place? juvanya
Discuss My Fellow Americans (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page