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
At 31:07, after Handy (Ray Romano) declares he is running for mayor of Mooseport, he lets out a scream similar to 2004 Democratic Presidential candidate Howard Dean's now infamous "Dean Scream." Coincidence in this 2004 movie--mmhmmm...maybe I said mmhmmm. See more »
(around 1 hr. and 1 min.) The camera crane and cameraman's shadow is visible on the road, after Handy gets shoved away. See more »
It's so nice to have something other than an over hyped blockbuster sequel to see for a change. Mooseport may not have been spectacular and is by no means a classic, but I enjoyed it and thought that it was refreshing to see nice, clean, innocent entertainment for a change. That's almost unheard of these days. And it is, in my opinion, a welcome move by the writers. It's about time they realized that we are not so utterly mindless as to want only sex and violence. The movie is true to Romano's style and the humour is as modest as ever. Gene Hackman is talented as expected and the support cast is pretty good. Overall, this was a pretty good family movie. The kind you're not embarrassed to watch in front of your parents or your kids.
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