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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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Cast

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 ... Sil
Jean Gregson Jean Gregson ... Librarian
Paul Gross ... Augustus Knickel
Paul Jarrett ... Russian Sailor 2
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG
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Film debut of Henry Czerny. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mr. Milland: Ottawa hasn't been bad to us! Ottawa's been GOOD to us! Ottawa's money is what kept our economy afloat all these years.
Sil: Ottawa's money is what's keeping *your* economy afloat. I FISH for a living!
Mrs. Swinnimer: Yeah, just because you think someday they'll give you a Senate seat, Dempster Milland, don't you go apologizing for a Government that gives the *rest of us* nothin' but hard times!
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Loved the satirical take on gutless Canadians, but find characters a bit weak
13 January 2003 | by bmarlesSee all my reviews

A Canadian government suspension of an island community's fishing rights coincides with the defection of crew members of a Russian nuclear submarine. The villagers want their fishing rights back, which Ottawa has traded away to Portugal. They declare independence from Canada and plan a nuclear attack on U.S. and Canadian targets. It's all very far fetched, but I just love it when the Canadian prime minister brown noses the U.S. vice-president. (It's not important enough for the President to be involved.)


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1992 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Northern Extremes See more »

Filming Locations:

Nova Scotia, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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