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Welcome to Mooseport (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 20 February 2004 (USA)
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A US president who has retired after two terms in office returns to his hometown of Mooseport, Maine and decides to run for Mayor against another local candidate.

Director:

Donald Petrie

Writers:

Doug Richardson (story), Tom Schulman (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Hackman ... Monroe Cole
Ray Romano ... Handy Harrison
Marcia Gay Harden ... Grace Sutherland
Maura Tierney ... Sally Mannis
Christine Baranski ... Charlotte Cole
Fred Savage ... Bullard
Rip Torn ... Bert Langdon
June Squibb ... Irma
Wayne Robson ... Morris Gutman
John Rothman ... Stu
Karl Pruner Karl Pruner ... Dyer
David Macniven ... Cloud
Jackie Richardson Jackie Richardson ... Martha
Paul Bates ... Bob
Reagan Pasternak ... Mandy
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Storyline

Monroe "Eagle" Cole is a former U.S. President ready to settle into a quaint little town named Mooseport. He's ready to take in the lion's share of endorsement deals and speaking engagements while developing his own presidential library. Meanwhile, Handy Harrison is a local hardware store owner with a girlfriend ready to throw in the towel on their relationship. Just as Monroe is offered the local mayor's position, he's found an unlikely opponent in Handy. But ultimately, both men have a lot to lose when the stakes are raised and a simple competition turns into an all out war. Written by mystic80

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Taglines:

May the best man lose. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some brief sexual comments and nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mooseport See more »

Filming Locations:

Brantford, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,775,132, 22 February 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,469,428, 9 May 2004
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When the town elders ask former American President Monroe Cole (Gene Hackman) to be mayor, the picture on the wall of the previous mayor is David Chapman, the movie's production designer. See more »

Goofs

Charlotte Cole is the ex-wife of former President Monroe Cole. According to current protective procedures of the US Secret Service, once a former First Lady divorces a former President, she no longer receives US Secret Service Protection. See more »

Quotes

Sally Mannis: Are you doing the plumbing for the whole town now?
Handy Harrison: No I came to see you.
Sally Mannis: Through the drain?
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Connections

Referenced in Tosh.0: Phil Davison (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Small Town
Written and Performed by John Mellencamp
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Aw cmon now.
15 August 2004 | by userscreennameSee all my reviews

This movie is not as bad as it is cracked out to be. I actually went into the movie with a negative bias by reading all the comments and hearing all the trashing reviews. This movie was not too bad at all. I found it very watchable.

Okay ask yourself whether you like the show Everybody Loves Raymond. Because that it is how most of the humor is in the movie, minus the laugh track. The show is a big hit sensation, and the two characters Ray Romano play, in personality and such, are very similiar.

The story is pretty outrageous, but in a good way. The movie had the nice friendly small town feel to it. Kind of like Groundhog Day did, minus the having the same day happen over and over again thing, and that entire storyline.

It is a pretty friendly movie, and pretty funny as well. Had my laughing on a few occasions. Worth the watch. Don't be intimidated by the reviews. It is a good movie.


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