Maine Congressman Charlie Winship has had a bad day. After being caught on video failing to stand and recite the pledge of allegiance, he knocks out another House member, confronts his angry ex-wife, and faces denunciation by the media for attacking one of the most cherished patriotic symbols in America. As his life spirals out of control, Charlie embarks on a journey to a remote island in the Atlantic whose eccentric inhabitants are in the middle of a shooting war over their fishing grounds. Treat Williams stars as The Congressman in this humorous and moving film that raises the important question of what it means to be an American.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for some language and brief sexual material
Did You Know?
One year after the end of principal photography a skeleton crew of Arcidiacano, Martin, editor Johanna Geibelhaus and star Treat Williams returned to the island in mid October to shoot the sequence of Charlie wandering through the village including the shot of him contemplating the star crammed night sky over the harbor. See more
Catatonk Island is supposed to be 20 miles off-shore. This can not be true. There is a scene from the island that shows the mainland in the distance across the ocean. Mohegan Island, where the film was actually shot, is 12 nautical miles (22 km) off-shore, just within the critical distance for being able to see "over" the horizon when viewed from the elevated cliffs. If the island was truly 20 miles off-shore one would not see the mainland just ocean. See more
I'm not gonna recite a loyalty oath every morning just to prove that I love my country.
This Is The Time
End Credits Song
Written by Thomas Hien
& Wolf Wolff
Performed by Thomas Hien
Courtesy of Defend Music See more