My Fellow Americans Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Aykroyd

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of My Fellow Americans

Republican Russell Kramer (Jack Lemmon) and Democrat Matt Douglas (James Garner) have hated one another's guts for close to thirty years, a situation not at all alleviated when Kramer beat Douglas for the office of the presidency, and vice versa four years later.
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Now, seven years after that, William Haney (Dan Aykroyd), Vice President under Kramer, is sitting in the Oval Office and gearing up for his re-election run. But when allegations arise that he took a kickback from a defense contractor (James Rebhorn), Haney has his chief of staff (Bradley Whitford) shift the blame to Kramer.

When Kramer and Douglas, who was sent by the DNC chairman (Wilford Brimley) to find out the truth of the allegations, converge on the contractor at the same time, they arrive at just the right moment to see him murdered.

After narrowly surviving an attempt on their own lives, the two bitter foes find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere and forced to work together to uncover the truth before a crazed NSA agent (Everett McGill) can kill them and complete the cover-up.
The review of this Movie prepared by James Craver

They used to run the country, now their running for their lives. this landslide of laughs seesm two on-the-lam former Presidents of the United States framed in a scandal by the current President(Aykroyd) and pursued by armed agents, the two arguing political foes plunge into a desperate and delightfully frantic search for the evidence that will free their names. As they scramble outside DC into they real America, they get a crash course in how their politics affected citizens. My Fellow Americans convinces all that comedy is a king(and President)
The review of this Movie prepared by David Orr

Script Analysis of My Fellow Americans

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Comedy or Parody about    -   political satire How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   West    -   Northeast    -   Midwest    -   California    -   Southwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   Washington D.C. Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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