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Herman U.S.A. (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 4 May 2001 (USA)
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When 78 eligible bachelors from a small Minnesota town advertise for female companionship, women from 37 states and four foreign countries arrive, changing the men's lives forever.

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Bill Semans

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Bill Semans
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael O'Keefe ... Dennis
Kevin Chamberlin ... Wayne
Enid Graham ... Dorrie
Ann Hamilton ... Sharon
Garth Schumacher Garth Schumacher ... Walter
Wally Dunn ... Sigurd
Anthony Mockus Sr. Anthony Mockus Sr. ... Arvid
Christina Rouner ... June
Marjie Rynearson Marjie Rynearson ... Lillian
Kim Sykes ... Kim
Richard Wharton ... Vern
Mark Benninghoffen ... Rick
Suzanne Warmanen Suzanne Warmanen ... Nancy
Tom Price Tom Price ... Harry
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Anson Richard Anson ... Man at TV Station
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Bachelors in a small Minnesota town, where unmarried men greatly outnumber unmarried women, decide to find wives by running an advertisement. They are surprised (but pleased) when hundreds of eager women descend upon the town. Written by dinky4, Minneapolis

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some language including sexual references | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Taking a Chance on Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Minnesota, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$71,509, 16 September 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$71,509, 16 September 2001
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St. Anthony Films LLC See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Herman, Minnesota is about 2 1/2- 3 hours northwest of New Germany and Waconia, Minnesota. See more »

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There are moments, but they're not enough.
20 April 2001 | by staircarSee all my reviews

I'll say one thing for Herman, USA: it will probably always play well to Minnesota audiences. I can't imagine that there's another place in the world where a reference to the fast life of Bemidji or a line like "I knew there was something wrong with Iowa guys" would bring down the house. I actually quite enjoyed the first hour or so. Basically, a bunch of lonely country boys take out a personals ad and find their town beset with willing female suitors (is suitors a gender-specific word?). It ain't progressive, to be sure, but it's sorta charming in its own right. Pity that the filmmakers felt the need to tack on a contrived subplot about a conniving golddigger and her violent husband. Overall it's just too cloying for its own good, but you've got to give some props to a film with the guts to give a guy with Kevin Chamberlin's build a nude love scene. I will always applaud the depiction of people who don't meet the usual standards of beauty as sexual, caring human beings, but that's not enough to redeem Herman, USA. To paraphrase Jello Biafra, it's nostalgia for an age that never existed.


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