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
In accordance with the film's strong political theme, the official Internet site used a grassroots pre-publicity marketing strategy. Users on the site, dubbed "American Carolers", could make use of online tools to e-mail friends about the film, network with other fans, et cetera. Points were given based on participation, and prizes (tickets, posters, et cetera) were awarded to the highest scorers. The names of the top sixteen "Carolers" are on the DVD, in the Bonus Features under "Special Thanks". See more »
Some viewers claimed that Hitler appears to be wearing a "wedding" ring on his left hand during his 1938 meeting with Neville Chamberlain, despite the fact that Hitler was unmarried until the day before his death in April 1945. However, as the custom in Austria and Germany is to wear the wedding ring on the *right* hand it may not be a "wedding" ring at all. See more »
[Accepting an award for a film about McCarthyism]
Thank you. I dedicate this award to all the courageous filmmakers who take on tough issues like, well, McCarthyism, even though it no longer exists. Or like slavery or Nazism, even though they ended too. But you know, evil exists today like, uh, well, Islamic terrorism, but like I'm gonna make *that* movie, right? Like I wanna get beheaded!
[laughs and mimics being beheaded]
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I had to see this movie today if for no other reason than to support those who want to make conservative, funny movies. After all being a conservative in Hollywood today has to take some courage. The Oliver Stone & similar stuff is there every day for those who want to see it (or not).
I will say that Zucker takes some stereotypes and really makes them funny from the Taliban in Afghanistan to what was, until now, some inside Hollywood humor, i.e.; getting an Oscar for a documentary isn't really in the same leagues as a feature film.
There was laughter in the audience throughout the movie...
Suffice it to say a Michael Moore character is visited by the spirits of George S. Patton, JFK, and George Washington to show him that America is indeed a special place, and a place worth fighting for.
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