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The Second Civil War (1997)

A simple immigration issue spins wildly out of control for those involved, ranging from the President of the United States, to a news producer.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gov. Jim Farley
... Helena Newman
... The President
... Jim Kalla
... Jack Buchan
... Mel Burgess
... Christina
... Vinnie Franko
... Alan Manieski
... Jimmy Cannon
... Congressman Singh
... Maj. Gen. Charles Buford
... Chief of Staff
... Eddie O'Neill
... Secretary of Defense
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An interesting story about a future United States where immigration has gone too far. Through a series of mishaps and mayhem several state 'militias' assist Idaho in order to protect them from the LONG ARM of the Federal government. Written by Walt Adkins <walt@dtcc.edu>

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It's not just a war anymore. It's a media event. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some war violence | See all certifications »
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15 March 1997 (USA)  »

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La segunda guerra civil  »

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The film cast includes several actors who frequently appear in films directed by Joe Dante: Kevin McCarthy, Dick Miller, William Schallert, Roger Corman and Robert Picardo. See more »

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The President: Since when does a soap opera control the future of the country?...
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References Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955) See more »

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A brilliant film, very funny but dreadfully accurate.
18 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Loved it when it was first released, but now (2004) it seems amazing just how prophetic it was. The effects of overwhelming immigration into the U.S., and the hopeless ineptitude of the government, are themes that are more and more apparent as the years go by.

Topical comedy usually has a short life, seen a few years later it often loses its comic impact, but this one hasn't lost a thing when seen today. It has the rare quality of being both comic and profoundly serious.

Like most people, I only have a few that I can give a "10", but this is one of the few.


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