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An American Carol (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 3 October 2008 (USA)
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An American Carol is a movie starring Kevin P. Farley, Kelsey Grammer, and Leslie Nielsen. An anti-American filmmaker who's out to abolish the July Fourth holiday is visited by three ghosts who try to change his perception of the country.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Angel of Death / Trace Adkins
... He's Much Fatter in Person.
... John F. Kennedy
... Mohammed
... Celebrity 2
... Speaker 1940's
... Look Out! It's Those Christians! (as Mark Basil)
Morgan Beck ... "Free History Term Papers"
... Woman at Awards Party
... Mussolini
Joanne Bowland ... Intern
... Airport Security Guard 1
Vicki Browne ... Rosie O'Connell
... Hottie
... Bacon Stains Malone
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At a July 4 barbecue, gramps tells the kids the story of Michael Malone, a documentary filmmaker and Michael Moore look-alike who hates America and wants to abolish July 4th. He refuses to celebrate with his nephew Josh, who's shipping out soon to the Middle East. That night, Michel has a vision of his hero, JFK, who predicts that three ghosts will visit Michael. Sure enough, General Patton, George Washington, and country music star Trace Adkins visit Michael show him the fruits of patriotism, just wars, and pacifism. Meanwhile, Arab terrorists want Malone to help them with a propaganda film. Is he the next Leni Riefenstahl or will he see the light? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for rude and irreverent content, and for language and brief drug material | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,656,000, 5 October 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,001,720, 2 November 2008
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The date on the headstone lists Michael Malone's birth date as April 20, 1952. April 20 is also the birth date of Adolf Hitler. See more »

Goofs

After Michael Malone is escorted into the concert at that end of the movie he sneaks away as the soldiers are distracted by the fireworks. On the floor you can see they are "trampling" an American flag. This is part of the extended scene which can be found in the DVD's bonus features. See more »

Quotes

Mohammed: It is getting harder and harder to find suicide bombers. And all the really good ones are gone.
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Connections

Version of Novela: Leyenda de Navidad (1966) See more »

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Chicken Dance
Written by Werner Thomas and Terry Rendall
Published by September Music Corp.
Administered by Frosty Mint Productions, LLC
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Kudos to the brave souls who made this film
4 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. Though Mr. Zucker's brand of crude humor is typically not my cup of tea, the pleasure I took from watching so many of Hollywood's "sacred cows" being torpedoed on screen made me giddy as a schoolgirl.

The performances were well done, especially Kelsey Grammar as General Patton. Everyone involved in this project should be commended for having the stones to make a film so contrary to the prevailing culture in Hollywood.

This picture said so many things that needed to be said, yet did it through laughter, instead of venom-spewing. Well done.


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