When the very moralistic college ethics instructor (Aykroyd) finds himself living next door to an accused German death camp commander (Lemmon), he takes it upon himself to rid the world of ... See full summary »
Kramer and Douglas, two former presidents from opposite ends of the political spectrum, become reluctant allies when they become the target of a conspirator in President Haney's administration. The two ex-presidents realize they have an enemy within the government and set out to find evidence that will clear their names. The search takes them across the Southern Appalachians; along the way they meet a homeless couple, thwart kidnapers in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant, and find themselves marching in a gay pride parade.Written by
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When they are at President Kramer's house, his grandson wants President Kramer to play with him. President Kramer takes the boy's toy gun, holds it over his eyes, counts 100, 99, 98 then throws the gun on the sofa. He never picks it up, buy later has it in his pocket on the airplane. See more »
It has been described as one of the most vicious presidential races in the history of American politics, and one of the closest. The Republican nominee, Senator Russell P Kramer of Ohio, is practically dead even in the polls with his bitter rival, Democratic Governor Matt Douglas of Indiana. To say there is no love lost between these two candidates is a gross understatement. And yet tonight, in spite of their almost overwhelming distaste for each other, one of these men will have ...
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I see by other comments that My Fellow Americans has been compared to Grumpy Old Men and The Odd Couple. Granted, two old guys bickering is not a new plot, but it's one that works very well for both Lemmon and Garner. Jack Lemmon plays Russell Kramer, a typical republican ex-president, while Garner is a Clinton-esque Democrat (although I don't believe party affiliations are mentioned).
There are many funny moments with few jokes that fell flat. I still laugh when I think of the scene where Kramer mentions balls, and then apologizes to his wife (played by Lauren Bacall). She replies with "Please, I'm a politician's wife. I have a set of my own."
I give it 8/10.
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