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C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, War | 24 June 2005 (Spain)
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Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Kirsch ...
Renee Patrick ...
Confederate Family Mom
Molly Graham ...
Confederate Family Child
William Willmott ...
Confederate Family Slave / Frederick Douglas (voice) (as Will Willmott)
Rupert Pate ...
Evamarii Johnson ...
Greg Hurd ...
Ryan L. Carroll ...
Don Carlton ...
Kevin McKinney ...
Blackface Abraham Lincoln
Will Averill ...
Arlo Kasper ...
Old Abraham Lincoln
Joe Bugni ...
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Jennifer Coville ...
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Set in an contemporary alternative world where the Confederate States of America managed to win the American Civil War, a British film documentary examines the history of this nation. Beginning with its conquest of the northern states, the film covers the history of this state where racial enslavement became triumphant and the nation carried sinister designs of conquest. Interspersed throughout are various TV commercials of products of a virulent racist nature as well as public service announcements promoting this tyranny. Only at the end do you learn that there is less wholly imagined material in the film than you might suspect. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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O.P.A.: Omospodia Politeion tis Amerikis  »

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Opening Weekend:

$2,644 (USA) (14 October 2005)

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$671,122 (USA) (30 June 2006)
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Trivia

The reason San Francisco was chosen as the place the audience watches the "documentary" was because the filmmakers wanted the irony of portraying a traditionally ultra-liberal city in the ultra-conservative Confederacy. See more »

Goofs

Boston is burned down in the 1860s, and would take a while to regenerate to its previous size. It is therefore unlikely that John F. Kennedy can exist in this timeline. His grandfathers, small children in Boston at the time, would not likely have remained there if they survived the fires, and likely would not have met the mothers of Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Kennedy. See more »

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[first lines]
[commercial for Confederate Family Insurance]
Confederate Family Insurance Speaker: A man fills many roles in his lifetime: provider, protector, master of the house. As a father you have a vital role in your family's life. They depend on you to be there. We help to make sure you can fulfill that promise, because
[pause]
Confederate Family Insurance Speaker: no matter what they call you
[pause]
Confederate Family Insurance Speaker: at the end of the day
[pause]
Confederate Family Insurance Speaker: you know you're just
[pause]
[...]
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Connections

References Happy Days (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Fauntroy Is The Man
Written by Erin J. McGrane and Scott Richardson
Performed by Scott Easterday, Gregg Jackson, Erin J. McGrane, Cynthia Walker, and J. Richard Walker
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Brilliant idea, quite well done
20 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an extremely thought-provoking, humorous and sometimes disturbing movie. The performances of some of the actors could be better and the low budget sometimes shows through, but it is such a unique idea and the discussions it causes are so enlightening, that the filmmaker should be given an award just for bravery. I don't know what the nay-sayers were thinking when they wrote some of these comments. They must have seen a different film, this is not Saturday night live satire, it is much darker. Think Dr. Strangelove in blackface!

The fact that it is all based on real plans of the confederacy and real products that have existed in the united states makes it even more frightening. I strongly recommend it.

-Peter


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