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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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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

20 February 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mooseport  »

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Box Office

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

When the president is moving into his house at Mooseport, the movers carry in a painting of Mount Rushmore. There are five faces on the mountain, it appears that the fifth is President Cole. See more »

Goofs

When Handy and the President are playing golf for Sally, the President says "I'll take a seven", referring to how many strokes it took him to get the ball in the hole. Handy replies "actually, it's 15" but his lips are clearly saying "14". This happens again, in a close up, after Handy describes each of the president's strokes. See more »

Quotes

Handy Harrison: Hold on, I got you something.
Sally Mannis: Dirt?
Handy Harrison: [Takes the dirt from the ring] It's dirty but ...
Sally Mannis: Oh.
Handy Harrison: Look I dont know how you feel.
[Sally kisses Handy]
Handy Harrison: Is that a "Yes" kiss?
Sally Mannis: Yes
[Sally kisses Handy again]
Handy Harrison: It's dirt now, but... It's really beautiful.
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References 60 Minutes (1968) See more »

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Woods Plot
from Scorched (2003)
Written and Performed by John Frizzell
Courtesy of Neverland Films, Inc.
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Great Film!
2 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Okay, I have to say I just got done watching this movie, and I can't explain how much I liked it. You honestly can't find too many films these days that make you feel as good as this one does. Sure, there are moments where the bit characters are BIT too much, and the story suffers from some predictability. However, if you are a fan of Romano or Hackman, or a fan of a movie where you end it feeling great about the time you spent, then see this movie. Romano fans will get an even bigger kick out of this movie because he is spectacular in it. It seems to have incorporated all of his personality nicely into the film. All of the main characters are just a treat to watch, especially if you get the DVD. The extras are very nice and complimentary.(Soova commercial) I can't say enough about this film, great stuff. Can't wait to see more from Romano! 9/10 rating!


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