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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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May the best man lose. 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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20 February 2004 (USA)  »

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Mooseport  »

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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

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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"Hail to the Chief," played at the reception for Monroe Cole, should never be played for anyone except the current president and is inappropriate in that situation. Correct protocol dictates that "The Star-Spangled Banner" should be played as the proper salutation for former presidents. See more »

Quotes

Handy Harrison: There's supposed to be a meteor shower at eleven. That could be cool.
Sally Mannis: It'll have to be another time.
Handy Harrison: Oh, it's not gonna happen for 240 years. Oh, okay, I'll pencil that in.
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References 60 Minutes (1968) See more »

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Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Courtesy of The Extreme Music Library plc
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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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