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The Second Civil War (1997)

A simple immigration issue spins wildly out of control for those involved, ranging from the President of the United States, to a news producer.

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An interesting story about a future United States where immigration has gone too far. Through a series of mishaps and mayhem several state 'militias' assist Idaho in order to protect them from the LONG ARM of the Federal government. Written by Walt Adkins <walt@dtcc.edu>

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Rated R for language and some war violence | See all certifications »
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La segunda guerra civil  »

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Executive producer Barry Levinson was originally supposed to direct the film, but had to bow out. See more »

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Mel Burgess: What are you getting unraveled for? We're inside, not outside!
NewsNet Assistant: You don't get it, do you, Mel? It's all outside now.
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References Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955) See more »

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A brilliant film, very funny but dreadfully accurate.
18 January 2004 | by (San Gabriel, CA) – See all my reviews

Loved it when it was first released, but now (2004) it seems amazing just how prophetic it was. The effects of overwhelming immigration into the U.S., and the hopeless ineptitude of the government, are themes that are more and more apparent as the years go by.

Topical comedy usually has a short life, seen a few years later it often loses its comic impact, but this one hasn't lost a thing when seen today. It has the rare quality of being both comic and profoundly serious.

Like most people, I only have a few that I can give a "10", but this is one of the few.


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