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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!

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Garrett Brawith

Writer:

Ross Patterson
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Cast

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
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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!

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

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Action | Comedy

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

FDR: Un american neînfricat! See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Trivia

The control for FDRs wheelchair is the Atari 2600 TV plug in game. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Beautiful melons, Ma'am.
Marietta Buford: They sure are ripe for the picking!
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: I meant your tits.
Marietta Buford: So did I.
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At First.....
10 January 2013 | by jimel98See all my reviews

At first I thought this would be funny. The premise gave the clear impression that it would be a great spoof. Then I started to watch it. I laughed a bit admittedly as much because seeing FDR drop "F" bombs caught me off guard, but didn't find myself in hysterics over it. I was tired, I went to bed. This morning I went back just a bit before I left off. I looked at this movie in a whole new way. I turned my brain off and found myself really getting a kick out of this. I didn't look at it as a cheap low budget movie that was trying too hard, but instead saw it for what I believe it is, a brilliantly acted and written movie that isn't trying too hard, but trying just enough to LOOK like a cheap low budget "B" movie. Now and then I forget that if a movie is made to LOOK like a cheap BAD movie, it's accomplishing the goal so well, you believe that's exactly what you're watching and you don't see the tongue planted firmly in the cheek. I missed that last night but saw it plain as day this morning. This movie is FUNNY if you just pay attention without really thinking it through too much. Yeah, I just confused myself, but I stand by all that.

Barry Bostwick does a bang up job as does his supporting cast, all of whom are some of the best character actors out there. Anyone who watches this and finds themselves disappointed should do as I did, watch it again with a different outlook and odds are, you'll appreciate this insane masterpiece as many of us have. Now I think I may have to go back and watch this from the beginning again!


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