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The War Effort (2003)

A documentary film crew follows the lives of several knee-jerk patriots as they enter a radio contest during the early days of the War on Terrorism.





Credited cast:
Deane Weislogel ...
Robbie Thurston
Richard Bradbury ...
Roy Tuttle
John Gancar ...
Jeff Dabney
Jack Sergeant ...
Charles 'Chit' Minnich
Barbara Cimochowski ...
Sylvia Minnich
Ron Bisaga ...
Irene Romanelli ...
Dolores Hope
Rick Weinhoffer ...
State Senator Skip Leiderkrantz
Ted Robidas ...
The Booger
Bill Brosey ...
Gary Melton ...
Pappy McSween
Janet Tomlinson ...
Mommie Thurston
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Agent Specard
Sandra Cimochowski ...
Gail from the USO
Linda Kauffman ...
Agent Batman

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A documentary film crew follows the lives of several knee-jerk patriots as they enter a radio contest during the early days of the War on Terrorism.

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God bless America. Now what's in it for me? See more »


Comedy | War




Release Date:

1 September 2003 (USA)  »

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$15,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The man who wants to take a picture of the Minnich's historic guest house is actually the real-life owner of the farm property. See more »


Roy Tuttle: You know who's looking good these days?
Jeff Dabney: Who?
Roy Tuttle: John Ashcroft. Mmmm.
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Thumbs Up to the USA
Written by 'Tim Panella'
Performed by Tim Panella, Mark Jarvis, Mark Slaughter
Camp Chaos Publishing
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Low budget laughs
13 April 2004 | by (Lenhartsville, PA) – See all my reviews

I bought this on the internet based on a very sparse description and I was pleasantly surprised. I've seen it at least three times and it's still funny (and I happen to be a very conservative Republican, not the target audience), which is more than I can say for a lot of big budget studio flicks that claim to be comedies. I was also surprised to see someone on the screen I actually knew - Deane Weislogel and I were elected as constables in Berks County in the same year and often trained and worked together. The mockumentary style helps to cover some of the defects of a small budget. My only serious problem with the movie was the "Bob Hope" story line; the acting was fine, but the character's comic material should have been less awful to be more convincing and less screen time should have been devoted to this character.

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