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Ron and Laura Take Back America (2014)

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A quick-tempered man and his befuddled wife decide to take their country back from Obamacare and liberal Hollywood values -- only to find out they lost their health insurance, the housekeeper's illegal, and their son is gay.
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Credited cast:
Mel England ... Ron
Janice Markham ... Laura
Irene Bedard ... Mrs. Alma
Jim J. Bullock ... Bob Zackie
Christiaan van Bremen Christiaan van Bremen ... Brian
Judi Evans ... Diana
Sally Kirkland ... Sally
Barack Obama ... Himself (as President Barack Obama)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Alonzo John Alonzo ... Support Group Member / Photographer
Jill Andre ... Marge
Shayn Baron ... Tatiana
Bryan Bockbrader Bryan Bockbrader ... Aaron
Janet Borrus ... Kaye
Garrison Burrell Garrison Burrell ... Cathy
Michael Cannone Michael Cannone ... Traci Olsen Supporter


Mel England ("Little Big Top"), Janice Markham ("Mostly Kosher"), Irene Bedard ("Pocahontas"), Jim J. Bullock ("Hollywood Squares") & Sally Kirkland ("Ed TV") star in this award-winning mockumentary satire about American politics, religion, Hollywood, health food nuts... and reality shows! Ron and Laura Grawsill are taking America back! But, when they decide to film their protests against Obamacare and Gay Marriage, the "culture wars" land right in their own backyard. Their son is Gay! The housekeeper's illegal! Muslim Americans! African Americans! In the final showdown, Ron and Laura lose their health insurance, and take the battle to their favorite reality star, America's Top Celebrity Designer, Bob Zackie! Written by Janice Markham and Mel England

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a mockumentary satire about American politics, religion, Hollywood, health food nuts... and reality shows!





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Release Date:

1 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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Ron & Laura Take Back America See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office


$225,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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The scene of Brian and Gary's house was shot in the former Hollywood apartment of Marilyn Monroe. See more »

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Hilarious and Serious Remark on Sad State of Affairs
29 March 2016 | by googieschlotSee all my reviews

There are many moments of priceless, comical expressions in the husband's and wife's struggle to find importance with their sheltered, fear-based views and plenty of unabashed, hysterical emotion displayed in this comedy, but the underlying theme points to unfortunate realities our country has increasingly been subjected to. The subtly sarcastic music adds to the playfulness. There are moments when the hysteria builds to a crashing, sobering truth regarding the irresponsible health care system or xenophobia but alas, quickly followed by more over-the-top dialogue and ridiculous outfits by the wholly endearing female lead and her emotionally imprisoned husband. 90 minutes of the ridiculousness asks a fair question: is it an exaggeration or not?

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