This comedy is about a man who wants to abolish the U.S. celebration of the Fourth of July. Kevin Farley plays the lead character Michael Malone who closely resembles the famous documentary filmmaker Michael Moore. Malone protests the celebration of July 4th in America because he feels that everything the United States did in the past has been horrible and what it is doing in current times is even worse, so there is no reason to celebrate a country that is so bad.
The night before July 4th, Malone is watching television where President Kennedy (played by Chriss Anglin) is giving a speech. Malone thinks the president is saying the U.S. should never go to war for any reason, but Kennedy comes out of the TV like a ghost and warns Malone that he will be visited by three other ghosts (a parody of the Charles Dickens story called “A Christmas Carol”) and he had better pay close attention to what they say.
The first one to visit him is General Patton (played by Kelsey Grammer). General Patton shows what would have happened if Abraham Lincoln had not fought the Civil War. In this alternative reality, the United States still has slavery. Malone does not like the idea of that happening, but he is still not sure that war was the only way to stop slavery. The next ghost that visits him is the Angel of Death (played by Trace Adkins). They go into the future. The Angel of Death shows him the city of Los Angeles that is almost entirely overrun with terrorist Islamic jihadists.
Next, they go to a small town in Michigan (similar to Flint, Michigan, which is where the real Michael Moore comes from). There is nothing left of the town because a nuclear attack by Al Qaeda, led by Osama Bin Nielsen (played by Leslie Nielsen), destroyed everything. The Angel of Death shows him that he died in the attack leaving only his baseball cap and part of his fat rear-end surviving the explosion.
Malone begs the Angel of Death to give him another chance. Malone learns that Aziz (played by Robert Davi) is a terrorist who, with the help of Fayed (played by Sammy Shiek) and Ahmed (played by Serdar Kalsin) plan to bomb the 4th of July protest rally. Ahmed and Fayed get second thoughts when they realize they will also die in the explosion. They hope Malone will help them. When Malone gets to the event, in front of the crowd that has assembled, he recounts everything he said before and gives a patriotic speech, which makes the crowd want to kill him. American soldiers save him. Malone helps Fayed and Ahmed to stop the bomb from exploding. Aziz is arrested for the plot.
Malone , Fayed, and Ahmed go to a concert where the performers are playing country music. The see country music star Trace Adkins who asks them to join the real Americans. Malone becomes a born-again right wing conservative. He is happy and proud when his nephew Josh (played by Travis Schuldt) goes off to fight with the U.S. Navy in the Gulf War. Malone tells Josh he will take care of his family while he is away. Ahmed and Fayed receive a pardon for stopping the terrorist attack. They help Malone make his next film which is a biography about JFK. Malone vows to make films that people will really like from now on.
Best part of story, including ending:
The premise is mildly amusing but the jokes are just not very funny.
Best scene in story:
I like the scene when he learns from the Angel of Death that in the nuclear explosion all that is left of him, is his cap and his big rear-end. This joke is a funny one.
Opinion about the main character:
He's fat, he's arrogant, and he's a hypocrite. It's the American way!