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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Monroe Cole
... Handy Harrison
... Grace Sutherland
... Sally Mannis
... Charlotte Cole
... Bullard
... Bert Langdon
... Irma
... Morris Gutman
... Stu
Karl Pruner ... Dyer
... Cloud
Jackie Richardson ... Martha
... Bob
... Mandy


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This town isn't small enough for the both of them. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

20 February 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mooseport  »

Filming Locations:



Box Office


$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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Actress Christine Baranski, playing fictional Former First Lady Charlotte Cole, the ex-wife of former U.S. President Monroe Cole (Gene Hackman), previously portrayed Constance Bulworth, the wife of Senator Jay Billington Bulworth (Warren Beatty), in another political satire, in the political comedy Bulworth (1998). See more »


It is mentioned in a newscast at the beginning of the movie that Monroe Cole was a two term President. Since he succeeded real life President Bill Clinton (as mentioned by one of his employees) who served from 1993-2001, his second term would have ended in 2009, not 2004 when the movie takes place. See more »


Monroe Cole: I had dignity once. Does anybody remember that?
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References My Fellow Americans (1996) See more »


Written by Scott English (as Scott David English) and Richard Kerr (as Richard Buchanan Kerr)
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Not as bad as i thought.
12 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

This film, was by no means, good. but it wasn't that bad to be honest.

There were many comical elements, and a lot of them were intentional.

Ray Romano was very good, and his character was quite likable, but at the same time a complete jax.

There wasn't really anything that stood out in this film, as "poor". The acting was reasonably good, the cinematography was OK, the storyline was a bit far fetched, and very predictable. But apart from that, and a few cheesy moments, this wasn't too bad.

I was expecting to enjoy this film, because of it's lesser qualities, however, i found a lot more.

Give it a try, it's not as bad as it looks.

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