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

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Comedy | Romance

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

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20 February 2004 (USA)  »

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$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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The movie's story-line shared some similar story elements to the Australian political comedy The Honourable Wally Norman (2003) which had premiered just the previous year in 2003. See more »

Goofs

When Ex-President Monroe Cole drops Sally off after their date, he gets out of the left side of the vehicle. As a protectee of the US Secret Service, he would be required to sit on the right side of the vehicle behind the agent in the front passenger seat. See more »

Quotes

Monroe Cole: [Monroe regarding a telephone talk with his embittered and greedy ex-wife who is demanding more of his fortune] Seven million!
Grace Sutherland: It's a negotiation.
Grace Sutherland: You've handled dictators. You've handled terrorists.
Monroe Cole: Terrorists were easier, I swear to God!
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Referenced in King of the Hill: Stressed for Success (2004) See more »

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Hail to the Chief
Written by James Sanderson
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Raymond on the silver screen
10 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

Ray Romano makes the bold first step into feature films and judging by this films gross and other reviews it looks like his foot got burned.

This film is an enjoyable enough piece with a few good laughs and a decent story. Romano and Hackman work well together and Fred Savage is good as the Presidents aide.

It just lacks that killer punch that Romanos sitcom has and the jokes don't run as fluently as they could. Romanos character is so similar to his sitcom character that we are left waiting for his co-stars on the show to appear. Sadly they do not

Romano is a charming and funny guy and his charm carries the film and it is only when he is not on screen the film that the film really starts to flag. With the right script Romano could still have a film career but I think if he's waiting for the script for "Welcome Back to Mooseport" to come through his letterbox he could be waiting a long time.


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