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The Second Civil War (1997)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  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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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 M*A*S*H: Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen (1983) See more »

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Comic tragedy
24 August 2000 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Phil Hartman is hilarious as the inept and waffling President, and Beau Bridges convincing as the Governor of Idaho, in this movie where mistakes and misread news pile up until a seemingly innocuous situation becomes a second civil war.

Phil Hartman brings some of the sarcastic wit from Newsradio into this telemovie. Some of the funniest moments are when he is actually debating with himself or others over what actions to take. Meanwhile the movie slowly progresses along the lines where not only is war imminent in the country, but war seems to be erupting everywhere between people - Congressmen, newsmen, et al...

Quite an engaging movie and the ending is one you would not want to miss as well, if just for that few seconds of riotous and comical misunderstanding.


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