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WELCOME TO MOOSEPORT
USA: Twentieth Century Fox
UK: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Cast: Gene Hackman, Ray Romano, Marcia Gay Harden, Maura Tierney, Christine Baranski, Fred Savage, Rip Torn, June Squibb, Wayne Robson, John Rothman, Karl Pruner, David MaNiven, Ackie Richardson, Paul Bates, Reagan Pasternak, Philip Williams, Jim Feather, Ed Fielding, Denis Akiyama, Jessica Holmes, Natalie Brown, Paul McGuire, Heather Allin, JC JC Kenny, Diana Platts, Peter Snider, Dan Duran, Lee Taylor, Pat Moffatt, James Barrett, Colleen Reynolds, Bill Lynn, Colleen Williams, Jayne Eastwood
Director: Donald Petrie
UK: 106 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some brief sexual comments and nudity
UK Certificate: PG
USA Release Date: 20 February 2003
UK DVD Release Date: 6 September 2004
Welcome To Mooseport.
The sleepy Maine community has all the accoutrements of idyllic small town life: a little park and gazebo, quaint architecture, a moose that wanders through the streets, and lots of friendly townsfolk, including the proprietor of the local hardware store, Handy Harrison (Ray Romano) and his veterinarian girlfriend Sally (Maura Tierney).
Mooseport also just happens to be the vacation home for the leader of the free world: Monroe "Eagle" Cole, the President of the United States (Gene Hackman). Following two successful terms, the wildly popular President is ready to retire to his "Mooseport White House," publish his memoirs and embark on a series of lucrative speaking engagements. "The Eagle Has Landed!" proclaim the Mooseport headlines when Cole arrives in the Maine town, along with his devoted executive secretary Grace Sutherland (Marcia Gay Harden) and young PR director Bullard (Fred Savage).
But Eagle's retirement is delayed when the folks of Mooseport convince the former President to run for Mayor. At the same time, he sparks to Sally - unaware that she is Handy's girlfriend and Sally, frustrated by Handy's inattentiveness, doesn't resist Eagle's flirtations.
When a jealous Handy announces HIS candidacy for mayor, Eagle is dumbfounded. "I'm running for mayor against the man who's installing my toilets!" he rails. In the heat of his toughest campaign to date, Eagle's first date with Sally receives the kind of media scrutiny usually reserved for a summit meeting. ("Eagle Lays an Egg" say the pundits when she rejects his goodnight kiss. Ouch!) Handy, in turn, sees himself in a race for Mayor and boyfriend.
As the campaign kicks into high gear, things get even wilder in this once quiet town. Eagle and Handy's closely-watched debate seems to hang on a game of Rock/Paper/Scissors, the former president's Secret Service agents suggest that he have Handy "eliminated," and Eagle's ex-wife (Christine Baranski) is campaigning for Handy. Even Eagle's veteran campaign manager, Bert Langdon (Rip Torn), can't make sense of this "David and Goliath" battle.
But one thing both the Handy and Eagle camps can agree on: Mooseport isn't small enough for both of them!
Subtitle: English Hard of Hearing
Original Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
Sound Quality: English 5.1
6 deleted scenes
2 Easter Eggs
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