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
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 »
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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