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

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Timely political farce
22 February 2006 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

A funny, old-fashioned political farce set in an up-to-the-minute situation. An aggressive woman who heads an organization to "save the children" plans to move Pakistani orphans to Idaho. The governor of that state (Beau Bridges) decides to play to anti-immigrant sentiment by saying he will close the borders against further immigration.

The American President (Phil Hartman) is a simpleton who managed by his political adviser (James Coburn). They're only interested in re-election, and are perfectly willing to resort to civil war to make it happen.

A CNN-like news organization, "NN", which employs a rainbow of immigrants, and whose announcer is James Earl Jones, plays the potential conflict for all the advertising dollars it's worth.

The governor (Beau Bridges) is really much more interested in his affair with a Mexican American reporter for "NN", and she seems to be the only person aware of the irony.


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