DVD 110 mins IMDB 5.3 (3,277 votes)
PG-13
Welcome to Mooseport
20th Century Fox (2004)
In Collection
#118

My Rating:
3

Seen It:
Yes
(2004 )
Comedy
USA  /  English

Gene Hackman Monroe Cole
Ray Romano Handy Harrison
Marcia Gay Harden Grace Sutherland
Maura Tierney Sally Mannis
Christine Baranski Charlotte Cole
Fred Savage Bullard
Rip Torn Bert Langdon
June Squibb Irma
Wayne Robson Morris Gutman
John Rothman Stu
Karl Pruner Dyer
David Macniven Cloud
Jackie Richardson Martha
Paul Bates Bob
Reagan Pasternak Mandy

Director Donald Petrie
Producer Marc Frydman; Basil Iwanyk; Tom Schulman
Writer Doug Richardson; Tom Schulman
Cinematography Victor Hammer
Musician John Debney
User Credit 1 Debra Neil-Fisher
User Credit 2 Vicki Graef

Hollywood filmmaker Donald Petrie directs the comedy Welcome to Mooseport. Gene Hackman stars as former U.S. President Monroe "The Eagle" Cole. He's retired to the small New England town of Mooseport, ME, in order to write his memoirs and relax. The retirement is put on hold, however, when he's persuaded to run for mayor of the town. Meanwhile, local hardware store owner and plumber Handy Harrison (Ray Romano) is just the sort of plaid-shirted everyman to run against him. Cole seems a sure win in the race, especially with his loyal personal assistants (Marcia Gay Harden and Fred Savage) aiding his every move. The competition gets even more severe when Handy's sweetheart Sally (Maura Tierney) comes between the two men. Welcome to Mooseport also stars Christine Baranski and Rip Torn. — Andrea LeVasseur

Edition Details
Barcode 024543121114
Region Region 1
Release Date 9/28/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Color Widescreen Dolby
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Some brief sexual comments and nudity.
User Text 2 This town isn't small enough for the both of them.
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Notes
Trivia: When the town elders ask president Cole to be mayor, the picture on the wall of the previous mayor is in fact David Chapman, the production designer. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: The close-ups when the president walks Sally to her door after their date, were shot two months apart. They had to stop shooting because of weather, but you can see that it's raining on one shot, but not the other. (more)

Quotes:
Handy Harrison: Hold on, I got you something.
Sally Mannis: Dirt?
Handy Harrison: [Takes the dirt from the ring] It's dirty but -
Sally Mannis: Oh.
Handy Harrison: Look I dont know how you feel.
[Sally kisses Handy]
Handy Harrison: Is that a "Yes" kiss?
Sally Mannis: Yes
[Sally kisses Handy again]
Handy Harrison: It's dirt now, but... It's really beautiful.
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