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Welcome to Mooseport (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 20 February 2004 (USA)
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


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  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the town elders ask President Cole to be mayor, the picture on the wall of the previous mayor is David Chapman, the production designer. See more »


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 »


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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Referenced in Difficult People: High Alert (2016) See more »


Semper Fidelis
Written by John Philip Sousa
Courtesy of Associated Production Music, LLC
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User Reviews

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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