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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 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.

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Comedy | Drama

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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

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[the mob is attempting to hang Dexter Lexcannon]
Singing Fisherman: [to Dexter] You won't be lonesome, son, there's lots of politicians where you're going.
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Strange and lovely
24 October 1999 | by eratomeneSee all my reviews

This is one of those strange but wonderful little Canadian films that just blows its US compatriots out of the water. An odd combination of comedy and drama, this commentary on geopolitics and influence peddling is just simply beautiful. And that includes the very scenic Paul Gross as well as the writing, location, and acting of everyone involved. I highly recommend this film to anyone who has a sarcastic sense of humor about politics and politicians, no matter what their nationality.


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