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Buried on Sunday (1992)

A fishing village responds to government cutbacks by declaring independence and uses the arsenal of a Soviet missile sub to back it up.


Paul Donovan


Paul Donovan, William Fleming (as Bill Fleming)

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Credited cast:
Jeremy Akerman ... Malokov
Deb Allen Deb Allen ... Mrs. Swinnimer
Jarvis Benoît Jarvis Benoît ... Fiddle player
Louis Benoît Louis Benoît ... Guitar
Maury Chaykin ... Dexter Lexcannon
Mike Clattenburg Mike Clattenburg ... 3rd Biker (as Michael Chattenberg)
Henry Czerny ... Nelson
Louis Del Grande Louis Del Grande ... The Prime Minister
John Dunsworth ... Reporter 2
Tom Gallant Tom Gallant ... Singing fisherman
Michael Gencher ... Dolokov
Lex Gigeroff Lex Gigeroff ... Sil
Jean Gregson Jean Gregson ... Librarian
Paul Gross ... Augustus Knickel
Paul Jarrett ... Russian Sailor 2


When a Canadian Atlantic coast fishing village is threatened with the loss of all of its fishing rights, local reverend (and mayor) Augustus Knickel finds a way to fight back. Relying on an obscure clause in an ancient treaty, he declares the village as an independent republic! He also finds a way to back up those words: by buying an abandoned Russian nuclear submarine from the most senior officer still aboard (namely, the cook.) Written by Bob Rosen <bob_rosen@bigfoot.com>

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The cod war just went ballistic.


Comedy | Drama







Release Date:

September 1992 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Northern Extremes See more »

Filming Locations:

Nova Scotia, Canada

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Did You Know?


Augustus and Noel find that one of the missiles is aimed at the coordinates of Mount Rushmore saying, "That's just about Rapid City, North Dakota." Rapid City (near Mount Rushmore) is in South Dakota. See more »


[the Prime Minister refuses to cancel the Belgium deal]
The Prime Minister: You've got to dance with them that brung ya. Of course that's a minor consideration once a Statesman makes his decision.
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Should be buried in a landfill.
23 August 2000 | by eko123See all my reviews

This was probably one of the stupidest movies I've ever had the misfortune to see. I didn't laugh once while watching it. While I understand that the intent of this film was to be an over-the-top farce, I've seen dog food commercials that were far more entertaining and funny.

It's too bad Paul Gross even had to do this god awful piece of garbage, as it was an utter waste of his talent as an actor. At times, one feels as if he/she were watching a series of bad Saturday Night Live sketches. It would truly be a shame for the world to think that all Canadian films were this bad.

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