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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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20 December 1996 (USA)  »

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Grumpy Old Presidents  »

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$21,500,000 (estimated)

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$2,860,334 (USA) (22 December 1996)

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$22,294,341 (USA) (16 March 1997)
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Third and final of three cinema movie collaborations of actor James Garner and actress Lauren Bacall after HealtH (1980) and The Fan (1981). See more »

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When Col. Tanner enters the house of President Kramer, he addresses both of the Presidents as "Sirs." Proper protocol when addressing two superior ranking male individuals in the Government has it that you address them as "Gentlemen." 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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Pink Houses
Written by John Mellencamp
Performed by John Mellencamp
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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We Love It!
24 May 2003 | by (Staunton, VA) – See all my reviews

We just happened upon this movie a couple of years ago when looking for some movies to rent. Somehow we had missed it when the movie had been released and it was new to us. We figured with Jack Lemmon and James Garner it couldn't be too bad.

We thoroughtly enjoyed the movie and think it is one of the funniest movies around. Lemmon and Garner play against one another perfectly. After seeing it the first time, we went ahead and purchased the movie. We have watched it more than a few times and have never grown tired of it. There are some favorite scenes that we still laugh about even thought we know what is coming.

We highly recommend this movie to anyone who is the mood for some good laughs and even some thoughtful moments. You might not want children to see this because of language and a couple of scenes in bedrooms.


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