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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 overview, first billed only:
Greg Kirsch ...
Confederate Family Dad
Renee Patrick ...
Confederate Family Mom
Molly Graham ...
Confederate Family Child
William Willmott ...
Confederate Family Slave / Frederick Douglas (voice) (as Will Willmott)
Rupert Pate ...
Sherman Hoyle
Evamarii Johnson ...
Greg Hurd ...
Mr. Johnson
Ryan L. Carroll ...
Bobby
Don Carlton ...
Colonel Bloodhound
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Will Averill ...
Blackface Harriet Tubman
Arlo Kasper ...
Joe Bugni ...
Car Guy No. 1
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Car Guy No. 2
Jennifer Coville ...
Daisie
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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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What if the South had won the War? See more »

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Comedy | Drama | War

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Unrated | See all certifications »
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24 June 2005 (Spain)  »

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

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,644, 14 October 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$671,122, 2 July 2006
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A majority of the racist products featured in the film's fake commercials are real racist products from American history, as explained in the closing disclaimers. See more »

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In the Summer of 1863, the Confederates capture Gettysburg and Washington, and in the Spring of 1864 General Ulysses S. Grant surrenders to General Robert E. Lee. But Grant was in Mississippi in 1863 subduing the port city of Vicksburg, while George Gordon Meade commanded of the eastern Union army against Lee. In the history happening here it is unlikely that Grant could have made it to the eastern front to supplant Meade. See more »

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[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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Spoofs Meet the Press (1947) See more »

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A Great Adventure
Written by Thom Alexander and Michael Paull
Performed by Thom Alexander and Michael Paull
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Brilliant idea, quite well done
20 August 2005 | by 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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