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C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, War | 24 June 2005 (Spain)
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Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

Director:

Kevin Willmott

Writer:

Kevin Willmott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Kirsch Greg Kirsch ... Confederate Family Dad
Renee Patrick Renee Patrick ... Confederate Family Mom
Molly Graham Molly Graham ... Confederate Family Child
William Willmott William Willmott ... Confederate Family Slave / Frederick Douglas (voice) (as Will Willmott)
Rupert Pate Rupert Pate ... Sherman Hoyle
Evamarii Johnson Evamarii Johnson ... Patricia Johnson
Greg Hurd Greg Hurd ... Mr. Johnson
Ryan L. Carroll Ryan L. Carroll ... Bobby
Don Carlton Don Carlton ... Colonel Bloodhound
Kevin McKinney ... Blackface Abraham Lincoln
Will Averill Will Averill ... Blackface Harriet Tubman
Arlo Kasper Arlo Kasper ... Old Abraham Lincoln
Joe Bugni Joe Bugni ... Car Guy No. 1
Troy Moore ... Car Guy No. 2
Jennifer Coville Jennifer Coville ... Daisie
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Storyline

Set in an contemporary alternative world where the Confederate States of America managed to win the American Civil War, a British film documentary examines the history of this nation. Beginning with its conquest of the northern states, the film covers the history of this state where racial enslavement became triumphant and the nation carried sinister designs of conquest. Interspersed throughout are various TV commercials of products of a virulent racist nature as well as public service announcements promoting this tyranny. Only at the end do you learn that there is less wholly imagined material in the film than you might suspect. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Taglines:

They Won See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

IFC Films | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

O.P.A.: Omospodia Politeion tis Amerikis See more »

Filming Locations:

Lawrence, Kansas, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,644, 14 October 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$671,122, 2 July 2006
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hodcarrier Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The reason San Francisco was chosen as the place the audience watches the "documentary" was because the filmmakers wanted the irony of portraying a traditionally ultra-liberal city in the ultra-conservative Confederacy. See more »

Goofs

The basic premise is faulty. At no time during its existence did the Confederate States of America seek to conquer the United States. The CSA's constantly stated goal was to be left alone as an independent nation, i.e. being the big fish in the small pond rather than the small fish in the big Union. Any territorial expansion would have been southward toward the "Golden Circle" of Central America and the Caribbean. It would not even have been remotely feasible to conquer and subjugate the USA, which had much more land and people who were hostile to the South, nor would it have been desirable to do so, as the whole point of Secession was to divorce the South from those lands and people. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[commercial for Confederate Family Insurance]
Confederate Family Insurance Speaker: A man fills many roles in his lifetime: provider, protector, master of the house. As a father you have a vital role in your family's life. They depend on you to be there. We help to make sure you can fulfill that promise, because
[pause]
Confederate Family Insurance Speaker: no matter what they call you
[pause]
Confederate Family Insurance Speaker: at the end of the day
[pause]
Confederate Family Insurance Speaker: you know you're just
[pause]
[...]
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Connections

Features The Lawrence Welk Show (1955) See more »

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Fauntroy Is The Man
Written by Erin J. McGrane and Scott Richardson
Performed by Scott Easterday, Gregg Jackson, Erin J. McGrane, Cynthia Walker, and J. Richard Walker
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A thinking film...
30 March 2005 | by shannonmmarshSee all my reviews

I saw the movie and was able to attend a talk back session with the director, producer and several of the actors- one of the more enlightening movies I've seen in a long time. To draw from what the cast and crew said, this movie is not something everyone will like, and it will likely make viewers uncomfortable at times with how close it comes to the truth. The point of the movie is not to be the most beloved classic of this millennium but, loved or hated, to generate discussion that Hollywood tends to skirt thinking it's bad for business. Wilmott does nothing like radically changing history, he tweaks several incidences enough to create a real world of not only "what if" but "it is," going as far as substantiating some of the more more outrageous laughs with historical proof of how real these unthinkables are today. If you want to see a smart movie with real issues at stake, C.S.A. is a must-see.


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