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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

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

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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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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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Ray Romano's brother (Richard A. Romano) and dad appear in the bar scene where Romano is laughing at how Sally turned down the president for a kiss. His dad's the bartender and his brother's sitting next to him. See more »

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The close-ups when the president walks Sally to her door after their date, were shot two months apart. They had to stop shooting because of weather, but you can see that it's raining on one shot, but not the other. 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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A good but not great movie
18 August 2006 | by (Milpitas, California) – See all my reviews

Donald Petrie's political comedy is spot-on for me, i mean its not an amazing social commentary or anything, but it provides some good laughs, good performances, decent story and plot. I liked Schulman's wit some of the dialogues were pretty funny and Petrie's direction suited the comedic manner in which this film was intended for. Hackman was very good while Romano was not bad either much better here than Grilled, meanwhile Marcia Gay Harden, Fred Savage and Rip Torn were also pretty good. Overall a decent comedy, solid film, no complaints here, should have a higher overall IMDb rating in my opinion.-- IMDb rating: 5.3, my rating: 8/10


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