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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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Film debut of Henry Czerny. See more »


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 »


[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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Totally Canadian in flavor
17 April 2002 | by kaylennsSee all my reviews

This movie has its odd moments, but it's got fun performances from Chaykin (totally in his element), Gross (somehow making "unwashed" look sexy), and Virieux (whose character provides a somewhat saner counterpoint to the other two). Only in a Canadian film could you achieve such seriousness about such silliness, or vice versa, and still manage to throw in dark humor and good-looking leads. Moments of seriousness intrude; insane mobs and philosophizing, not-quite-kosher ministers; government-vs.-the-little-people; nuclear submarines and spontaneous combustion abound. You get to enjoy many of your favorite Canadian character actors with cameo parts ("hey! I've seen that guy somewhere!"), and by the movie's end, you find yourself wanting to don plaid and go catch some fish.

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