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Welcome to Mooseport (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 20 February 2004 (USA)
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. See more »

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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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Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,775,132 (USA) (22 February 2004)

Gross:

$14,469,428 (USA) (9 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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Chi Chi Rodriguez puts the head cover on the driver. The very next shot the head cover is off. See more »

Quotes

Sally Mannis: I am not stronger than you, I'm a girl.
Handy Harrison: Exactly so it hurts both physically and emotionally.
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Referenced in Tosh.0: Phil Davison (2011) See more »

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Mayor of Simpleton
Written by Andy Partridge
Performed by The Engine Room
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Well, I thought it was funny
20 June 2004 | by (connecticut) – See all my reviews

Welcome to Mooseport ***

After watching Welcome to Mooseport, I was thoroughly amused. I was surprised by the demeaning criticisms that I found throughout the message boards. I realize that this film is not a film of "excellent quality" or great artistic merit, but I don't think that it was meant to be of great quality. However despite what it lacks, it made me laugh out loud as comedies are meant to do. I laughed on many events as the Mayoral race progressed. I thought that the minor characters added an element of almost unintentional witty humor to the movie's overall sense of humor. I cracked up watching the president's (Gene Hackman) "people" who consisted of amusing body guards and political cronies as well as The Mooseport citizens who just made me smile as I watched them be humorous in their own unique way.

I found this film quite amusing and suggest to anyone who can enjoy a simple light laugh. A great movie for the kids (probably kids over 8 or 9).

I give it ***


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