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Welcome to Mooseport (2004)

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A US president who has retired after two terms in office returns to his hometown of Mooseport, Maine and decides to run for Mayor against another local candidate.

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Monroe "Eagle" Cole is a former U.S. President ready to settle into a quaint little town named Mooseport. He's ready to take in the lion's share of endorsement deals and speaking engagements while developing his own presidential library. Meanwhile, Handy Harrison is a local hardware store owner with a girlfriend ready to throw in the towel on their relationship. Just as Monroe is offered the local mayor's position, he's found an unlikely opponent in Handy. But ultimately, both men have a lot to lose when the stakes are raised and a simple competition turns into an all out war. Written by mystic80

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This town isn't small enough for the both of them.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some brief sexual comments and nudity | See all certifications »

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20 February 2004 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,775,132 (USA) (20 February 2004)

Gross:

$14,469,428 (USA) (7 May 2004)
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Trivia

Dustin Hoffman was the original choice for the role of President Monroe Cole. He bowed out several months before filming, leaving Gene Hackman to take over the part. See more »

Goofs

When Handy is holding the newborn puppies at the beginning of the film, their eyes are open. In real life, puppy eyes don't open until about two weeks into their lifespan. See more »

Quotes

Sally Mannis: What does it matter what color my underwear are?
Handy Harrison: It's an unconscious indicator of your subconscious intentions.
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Written by Scott David English and Richard Buchanan Kerr
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Aw cmon now.
15 August 2004 | by (Foxboro, MA) – See all my reviews

This movie is not as bad as it is cracked out to be. I actually went into the movie with a negative bias by reading all the comments and hearing all the trashing reviews. This movie was not too bad at all. I found it very watchable.

Okay ask yourself whether you like the show Everybody Loves Raymond. Because that it is how most of the humor is in the movie, minus the laugh track. The show is a big hit sensation, and the two characters Ray Romano play, in personality and such, are very similiar.

The story is pretty outrageous, but in a good way. The movie had the nice friendly small town feel to it. Kind of like Groundhog Day did, minus the having the same day happen over and over again thing, and that entire storyline.

It is a pretty friendly movie, and pretty funny as well. Had my laughing on a few occasions. Worth the watch. Don't be intimidated by the reviews. It is a good movie.


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