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An American Carol (2008)

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An anti-American filmmaker who's out to abolish the July Fourth holiday is visited by three ghosts who try to change his perception of the country.

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At a July 4 barbecue, gramps tells the kids the story of Michael Malone, a documentary filmmaker and Michael Moore look-alike who hates America and wants to abolish July 4th. He refuses to celebrate with his nephew Josh, who's shipping out soon to the Middle East. That night, Michel has a vision of his hero, JFK, who predicts that three ghosts will visit Michael. Sure enough, General Patton, George Washington, and country music star Trace Adkins visit Michael show him the fruits of patriotism, just wars, and pacifism. Meanwhile, Arab terrorists want Malone to help them with a propaganda film. Is he the next Leni Riefenstahl or will he see the light? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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WARNING! This movie may be offensive to children, young people, old people, in-the-middle people, some people on the right, all people on the left, terrorists, pacifists, war-mongers, fish mongers, Christians, Jews, Muslims, atheists, agnostics (though you'd have to prove it to them), the ACLU, liberals, conservatives, neo-cons, ex-cons, future cons, Republicans, Democrats, Libertarian, people of color, people of no color, English speakers, English-as-a-second language speakers, non-speakers, men, women, more women, & Ivy League professors. Native Americans should be okay. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for rude and irreverent content, and for language and brief drug material | See all certifications »

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3 October 2008 (USA)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,656,000 (USA) (3 October 2008)

Gross:

$7,001,720 (USA) (31 October 2008)
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Both Wayne Knight and Frank Caliendo turned down the role of Michael Malone. See more »

Goofs

After Michael Malone is escorted into the concert at that end of the movie he sneaks away as the soldiers are distracted by the fireworks. On the floor you can see they are "trampling" an American flag. This is part of the extended scene which can be found in the DVD's bonus features. See more »

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Bacon Stains Malone: Don't you worry Mas'sa Malone we got dem bacon stains out of the upholstry, just like you asked. Take over Lebron, I'll do the limo.
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Pretty tame for liberals to rant over.
6 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being an Independent voter, my wife and I went to this simply because it was the first political movie made from the Concerservative point of view. We expected the slams to be fast and furious, but the movie was silly...like Airplane or Hot Shots or Silent Movie. Yes, the message was to turn a guy who promotes a lot of hate against America into becoming someone who loves America, but with a stream of slapstick and sight jokes, it was no different than the other satires of Horror or Epic movies. There were truths shown here that can't be argued...not even by the lopsided polls done on CNBC...that university professors and journalists are mostly liberals. Still, it would be like taking a Three Stooges movie and using it as a stage to condemn violence. No one really gets hurt. I do find it amazing that Democrats who denounce name calling and tolerance for all have none when it comes to anyone pointing a finger their direction. As for Replicans, they refuse to bend on issues like 'common sense gun control' or supporting the tobacco industry. In summation, I wouldn't use this movie as a guideline on who to vote for, but it's probably a more honest representation than the upcoming Oliver Stone about George W Bush.


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