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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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... Franklin Delano Roosevelt
... Eleanor Roosevelt
... Louis
... Douglas MacArthur
... Abraham Lincoln
... Dr. Ellington
... Mussolini
... Marietta Buford
... Cleavon Buford
... George
... Dan Rutherford
... Missy
... Patrick Sheehan
... Senator Bronson
... 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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24 September 2012 (USA)  »

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FDR: Un american neînfricat!  »

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

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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 »

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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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From Poolboy to President...
10 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

My brother told me of a movie once about a Vietnam vet turned poolboy who has to take on a rival Mexican gang of pool-cleaners, and I thought, "genius". Quite frankly, it was. From the same team that brought you "Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury", comes an equally outrageous concept of a story. Franklin Delano Roosevelt gets polio from a werewolf attack and becomes determined to stop the Nazi werewolves and end the second world war for good.

FDR, played by a hysterical Barry Bostwick, gets polio from a werewolf. First off, the introduction of werewolves automatically tells you this movie will be very profound and dramatic. From a biographically standpoint, the events in the movie are very true to source. The story is a highly accurate telling of his rise to power, presidency, and war politics, but the real impressive aspect of this film is its attention to detail. The characters can seamlessly spout off lines of cocky socky comic genius and exploit themselves endlessly until the movie really just *ends* abruptly, with a climax so unforgettable, you wont be able to remember what happens in it.

The humor is crass, politically incorrect, and inversely subversive, so fans of bad movies should definitely hear it hitting the right notes. The narrative flows awkwardly steady, and the payoff is unimaginable, but what helps this movie entirely is the production design. John Waters once said his favorite movie idea "is to do a movie where everything's fake; the trees, the grass, even the sun", and that always described how I felt my life would be like if I were in a TV show from the heyday of America. It just seems funny to me, so in comes a movie that looks like it was shot entirely in a studio, and everything from the story to the characters to the dialogue and effects, just seems so consumingly fake, that it's incredible. Nothing in this movie can be taken seriously, and they just flat-out don't care. They had a funny idea and ran with it, exploiting FD Roosevelt for all his worth, and how he's a true American hero, regardless of anything he's ever done in "real life".

Now this may not be the "best" movie in the world, but by all means, it *is*, and to have a movie where FDR freestyles, men whore out their wives, black people play slaves, Nazi werewolves gossip anti- climactically, Japan continually gets made fun of, and Kevin Sorbo manifests as a cannabinoidally-induced Abraham Lincoln adviser... then you really can't go wrong with a movie that took an under-appreciated ex-president and turns him into a new-found American B.A.

The man. They myth. The Delano'saurus. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. And his jiggly polio legs that look like, and *are*, a complete joke. After all, isn't that what America is?


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