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 Sally is being hounded by reporters for the first time about her involvement with the president and one of them asks, "Have you guys had sex yet?" that guy is actor Jon Manfrellotti a personal friend of Ray Romano's and a stand-up comedian who used to open up for him. See more »


The President points out a meteor to Sally as he is walking her to her door. However it is raining (and thus cloudy) and would be impossible to see. See more »


Grace Sutherland: [after kissing Monroe] That was no handshake, you son of a bitch.
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References My Fellow Americans (1996) See more »


Small Town
Written and Performed by John Mellencamp
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

Not as bad as i thought.
12 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film, was by no means, good. but it wasn't that bad to be honest.

There were many comical elements, and a lot of them were intentional.

Ray Romano was very good, and his character was quite likable, but at the same time a complete jax.

There wasn't really anything that stood out in this film, as "poor". The acting was reasonably good, the cinematography was OK, the storyline was a bit far fetched, and very predictable. But apart from that, and a few cheesy moments, this wasn't too bad.

I was expecting to enjoy this film, because of it's lesser qualities, however, i found a lot more.

Give it a try, it's not as bad as it looks.

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