When Andrew Sterling, a successful black urbanite writer buys a vacation house on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his house with armed men, ... See full summary »
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Samuel L. Jackson,
1936, Italian army is invading Ethiopia. Lieutenant Silvestri suffering toothache decides to reach the nearest camp hospital. But the lorry has an accident and stop near a rock, so ... See full summary »
Doug is a Secret Service Agent who has just completed his stint in charge protecting Tess Carlisle, widow of a former U.S. President, and close personal friend of the President. He finds that she has requested that he not be rotated but instead return to be her permanent detail. Doug is crushed. He wants off her detail. She is very difficult to guard and makes her detail crazy with her whims and demands. Doug returns with no idea of how to continue dealing with her.Written by
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The President calls Doug Chesnic (Nicolas Cage) to inform him that Tess Carlisle (Shirley MacLaine) has refused Secret Service protection. The President refers to Tess Carlisle as "A National Treasure". Nicolas Cage, of course, stars in the National Treasure series of films in 2004 and 2007. See more »
When Chesnik is grilling Earl about the location of Mrs. Carlisle he shoots one of his toes. He begins counting down to shoot the next and cocks his revolver but does not shoot. When he asks Earl "An abandoned farmhouse? I don't think so!", flashing the gun in Earl's face. It is uncocked. See more »
Don't you see? If he is involved, then her life is worthless, you understand? They had to fucking kill her!
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This was an entertaining film ruined only by one thing. It was a light-hearted comedy without a lot of big laughs but a lot of little ones and had a pleasing overall feel to it.
There is a definite appeal to this film because of the mixture of drama, comedy and sentimentality. The heartwarming finish to it didn't hurt, either.
The only thing that didn't fit with this otherwise-nice story of a Secret Service agent ("Doug Chesnic," played by Nicholas Cage) reluctantly guarding a former First Lady ("Tess Carlisle," played by Shirley MacLaine) was the language. A dozen uses of the Lord's name in vain really had no place in a a sweet, touching drama/comedy like this. The by-play between the reserved agent and the feisty older woman was very funny at times. This was one of MacLaine's better roles.
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