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An American Carol (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  3 October 2008 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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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Laugh like your country depends on it. 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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Budget:

$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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Trivia

The date on the headstone lists Michael Malone's birth date as April 20, 1952. April 20 is also the birth date of Adolf Hitler. See more »

Goofs

When the two filmmaker-terrorists were trying to convince Michael Malone that Aziz was an actual terrorist, Michael had several flashbacks of Aziz acting suspiciously. One of the flashbacks was of Aziz dancing at a party with explosives around his waste. This scene was not in the released version! Michael "recalled" something that had not happened. See more »

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Michael Malone: I love America. That's why it needs to be destroyed. So that it can come to it's senses.
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References JFK (1991) See more »

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Corazon de Oro
Written by William Bergman
Published by JRM Music
Courtesy of Megatrax
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An American Carol is a big,fat....Success!
5 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An American Carol is a satirical comedy slamming controversial documentary film maker Michael Moore(Fahrenheit 9/11, sicko) and it does a hilarious good job doing so. This film touches base on so many issues that conservatives, and true Americans find important and it doesn't flinch while pushing your nose to the grindstone. All in all the film had its laughs and it conveyed the message half of America is trying to scream while we are being stifled by biased liberal media,and Hollywood. I urge you to see this movie if you consider yourself an American, a conservative or an open minded individual. No matter your political views you'll have to laugh.(please don't take young children with you)


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