6.8/10
1,506
23 user 9 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Pentagon Wars (TV Movie 1998)
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Story of a cover up in the military.

Director: Richard Benjamin
Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Cary Elwes, Viola Davis
The Late Shift (TV Movie 1996)
Comedy | Drama | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A dramatization of the rivalry between David Letterman and Jay Leno to over which of them would succeed Johnny Carson as the host of "The Tonight Show".

Director: Betty Thomas
Stars: John Michael Higgins, Daniel Roebuck, Kathy Bates
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The son of a German General becomes part of a mysterious conspiracy to gain hidden Nazi funds.

Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Michael Caine, Anthony Andrews, Victoria Tennant
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Thierry de Peretti
Stars: Jean Michelangeli, Henri-Noël Tabary, Cédric Appietto
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A behind-the-scenes look at the of how the Paris Opera is run under the direction of Stephane Lissner.

Director: Jean-Stéphane Bron
Stars: Stéphane Lissner, Benjamin Millepied
Comedy

Pete is the leader in his pack of friends running wild in Paris, but after getting dumped by his girlfriend, is convinced by his pals to run naked through the city park during the full moon... See full summary »

Director: Joe Dante
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Jimmy Cannon
...
...
Maj. Gen. Charles Buford
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A very uncivil comedy See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some war violence | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

15 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La segunda guerra civil  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film cast includes several actors who frequently appear in films directed by Joe Dante: Kevin McCarthy, Dick Miller, William Schallert, Roger Corman and Robert Picardo. See more »

Quotes

The President: Since when does a soap opera control the future of the country?...
See more »

Connections

References Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Much more than a TV-movie
4 February 1999 | by (Italy or Padany?) – See all my reviews

"The Second American Civil War" appeared in the cinemas in Italy and caused many discussions probably because of the correspondences between its plot and the matter of secession in Northern Italy promoted by the Lega Nord party. Anyway, this movie is great for other reasons and deserved to be seen in the cinemas of any country. The only lack of the movie is the weakness of the characters such as the pathetic figure of the old wise journalist (James Earl Jones). However the real main character is the background, that is the society, the medias and the political class. Dante strikes all these categories with a brilliant and grotesque satire and represent all their contradictions.

The influential News Net spread idiotic and mediocre message. The politicians only care about keeping their careers with the political tricks (the ultimatum mustn't interfere with the popular soap-opera). Finally Dante paints a society that can't find an alternative between "We are all brothers" and "This is my land and here I command".

You MUST SEE it, if you have the chance because it is far the best movies of is genre (much better than "Wag the Dog")


13 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?