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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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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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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)

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

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$7,001,720 (USA) (31 October 2008)
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In accordance with the film's strong political theme, the official Internet site used a grassroots pre-publicity marketing strategy. Users on the site, dubbed "American Carolers", could make use of online tools to email friends about the film, network with other fans, etc. Points were given based on participation, and prizes (tickets, posters, etc) were awarded to the highest scorers. The names of the top 16 "Carolers" are on the DVD, in the Bonus Features under "Special Thanks". See more »

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The pew in St. Paul's chapel that the Washingtons used during President Washington's 15 months in New York is actually against the north wall. The movie puts it in the middle of the church. See more »

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Version of Scrooge (1922) See more »

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Written & Performed by James Seymour Brett (as James Brett) (PRS)
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Excellent spoof on current 'feel good' non-thinking MTV pop culture
29 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Finally someone created a movie based on common sense! And very funny at that. Especially, I loved depicting of college "educators" and American Communist Lawyer Union (ACLU). Sometimes not funny though, since it is depicting the real state of ultraleft-wing mind. Correctly shows the fanaticism of MTV 'educated' intelligence-deprived generation. Extra memorable is the tragicomic scene from Cuban hospital providing free health care for all. Highly recommend this movie. Short, but extremely powerful performance by John Voight.

This movie will become classic just as Airplane did.

Now when we all hate most lawyers for being unscrupulous liars would there be a sequel on our Marxist lawyer aka BO?


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