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The Second Civil War (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama  -  15 March 1997 (USA)
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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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It's not just a war anymore. It's a media event. See more »

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Rated R for language and some war violence | See all certifications »
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The real and famous "This is CNN" motto spoken by James Earl Jones is spoofed by the actor himself as "This is NN" in the film. See more »

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Vinnie Franko: Where I come from, guys who own drug stores don't drive around in tanks.
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References Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955) See more »

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brilliant movie banned by HBO?
17 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was an original film made by HBO and was shown in 1997 and then disappeared.

Why? Too many un-PC remarks is my guess. At one point Dan Hedaya (head of the CNN look-alike NetworkNews) yells that somebody needs to get the White House on the phone "unless Tokyo has foreclosed on it!". The story is brilliantly created and the cast is amazing.

Look at the cast and ask yourself how this film could just disappear.

The mayor of Los Angeles is giving a speech, and the newsroom is frantically looking for a translator. but NOT to translate into Spanish. No, to translate HIS speech into English.

I say shame on HBO for letting this film slide into oblivion, You can still find it, used, on VHS but it never went to DVD. You cannot buy it from HBO.

You gotta ask yourself why...


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