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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.

Director:

Paul Donovan

Writers:

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 Michael Gencher ... Dolokov
Lex Gigeroff ... Sil
Jean Gregson Jean Gregson ... Librarian
Paul Gross ... Augustus Knickel
Paul Jarrett ... Russian Sailor 2
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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.

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Comedy | Drama

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PG
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Film debut of Henry Czerny. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, Paxton says that the Belgian utility company is Flemish, but the fishing rights are supposed to go to the French Belgians, causing the whole deal to fall through. The Flemish part of Belgium (Flanders) is by the sea while the French part (Wallonia) is inland, therefore there is no way the French Belgians would be offshore fisherman. It would have made sense if the company had been French, and the fisherman Flemish. See more »

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[the prime Minister's phone has been ringing all day and is currently ringing]
The Prime Minister: If that's the Premier of Nova Scotia again, tell him I'm taking a dump. A long and pleasant one.
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Where are the credits
10 June 2005 | by hogan17See all my reviews

Although I liked the movie, I didn't see the credits given to the original writers of this story...in its original form...the writers of "The Mouse That Roared". Why not?

I'm sure that plagiarism isn't intended in this case...only a good story, set in a Canadian context.

And the research was lame. Among the gaffs, Canadian Naval Officers don't have the "curly-q" on their sleeves, just the rings. The "curly-q" is a Brit thing...we aren't Brits. A small amount of research would replace assumption with fact.

As in most Canadian films, all of the usual suspects were cast. Except...was Leslie Nielson busy?


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Language:

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Release Date:

September 1992 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Northern Extremes See more »

Filming Locations:

Nova Scotia, Canada

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