A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.
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
The scene in which the president walks Sally to her door after their date, was composed of 2 different cameras, one focused on 'Maura Tierny' and the other focused on Gene Hackman, shot 2 months apart. They had to stop shooting cause of weather, but you can see in the shots in that scene focused on Maura it's raining and on Gene, it's not. 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 »
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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