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FDR: American Badass! (2012)

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An outrageous, over-the-top spoof, FDR: American Badass is the untold true story of our country's greatest monster-hunting president!


Garrett Brawith


Ross Patterson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Bostwick ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Lin Shaye ... Eleanor Roosevelt
Bruce McGill ... Louis
Ray Wise ... Douglas MacArthur
Kevin Sorbo ... Abraham Lincoln
William Mapother ... Dr. Ellington
Paul Ben-Victor ... Mussolini
Keri Lynn Pratt ... Marietta Buford
Ross Patterson ... Cleavon Buford
Deon Richmond ... George
Rob Lathan ... Dan Rutherford
Robin Sydney ... Missy
Matt Winston ... Patrick Sheehan
Richard Riehle ... Senator Bronson
Robert R. Shafer ... Robby Kreeger


An outrageous, over-the-top spoof, FDR: American Badass is the untold true story of our country's greatest monster-hunting president!

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What has two wheels and kills werewolves? ... This guy.


Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R For crude and sexual content, pervasive language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Barry Bostwick claimed to have taken the role of FDR on two days notice. See more »


When FDR shows up to give a rousing speech to the troops before the invasion of Normandy, he's seen in front of a WWII aircraft (appears to be a Vought F4U Corsair) and on the tail, you can clearly see the words Commemorative Air Force painted on the plane. The Commemorative Air Force is an organization which restores and flies WWII aircraft didn't exist until 1957, and until 2002 was known as the Confederate Air Force. See more »


Cleavon Buford: My cousin... wife is excellent at entertaining guests.
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Roosevelts is hunting werewolves in FDR Amercian Badass
29 September 2012 | by rgblakeySee all my reviews

The spoof genre is one that most of the time goes horribly wrong. There are some that have worked really well over the years like Airplane, Naked Gun, Scary Movie, and Top Secret, but sadly very few really do much more than just annoy viewers. The latest FDR American Badass is not so much a spoof of other films, but just a silly over the top tale of history and violence. Is it possible that this silly premise could actually deliver a fun film or will it be another of the plain stupid ones that will be forgotten?

FDR American Badass follows Franklin D. Roosevelt as a werewolf hunter tracking down the like of Adolf Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito in his customized wheelchair of death. Let's start by admitting that there is nothing about this idea that is just ridiculous. This isn't the first of the presidents to tackle supernatural creatures, but it is the first to realize how silly it is and dive in head first. This is a really silly, over-the-top dumb film that will entertain if you let it. Barry Bostwick plays up his version of FDR while channeling Roosevelt, with a dash of Burgess Meredith's Penguin from the Batman series. His version is over the top and far from politically correct that really makes this film work. Set in a world that makes little to no sense with characters that seem to fit right in makes this film work. The effects and action are silly and low budget, but if they had done much more than that it just wouldn't work. They clearly knew what this film was and never tried to take itself seriously. Filled with over the top characters, silly make-up effects, a ridiculous storyline and a gaggle of nasty jokes, FDR delivers exactly what it sets out to do and brings the laughs with it.

Make no mistake, this isn't a good movie by any means, it's one that if you can get in on the joke you will have a fun time. This film sports a surprising cast of recognizable actors besides Bostwick including Lin Shaye, Bruce McGill, Ray Wise, Kevin Sorbo, William Mapother, Paul Wilson, Ahmed Best, Deon Richmond. How can any movie not work with Sorbo as Lincoln, Kenny from the Cosby Show, as well as Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito as werewolves?

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Release Date:

24 September 2012 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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