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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

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

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When FDR gets out of hospital there is a crowd, and one of them is a news cinematographer. His big lens is not racked over the camera's film gate aperture. See more »

Quotes

Senator Bronson: Why me? I'm fat and weak.
Louis: Probably for exactly that reason.
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Genius movie...
4 August 2012 | by babyfroSee all my reviews

I saw a screening of this in Portland and it is seriously one of the funniest films ever made. It reminded me of Airplane or Naked Gun. Partly because Barry Bostwick turns in a Leslie Nielson-esque performance, and more importantly, you believe him in the role of FDR. Don't get me wrong the dialogue is out of control and everything is played over the top, including the effects and werewolf costumes, but the cast seems to revel in it and act it out as if the words were Shakespeare. The surrounding cast around Bostwick really rose to level that he was playing his character, especially Ray Wise, Bruce McGill, and Ross Patterson. The filmmakers manage to pull off the low budget aspect and use it to bolster the film, so much so, that it seems like it was specifically written for that type of vibe. The film itself is extremely crass and involves blatant racism, but no one is safe from it. I for one LOVED this film and think it has the potential to be an instant cult classic, but I'm sure some people will be offended.


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