An American CarolDirector: David Zucker
Ebenezer Scrooge gets the parody treatment from veteran writer/director David Zucker (Airplane!, Scary Movie 4) with this comedy starring Kevin Farley as a derisive documentarian (à la Michael Moore) who's visited by three ghosts intent on instilling the American spirit in the disillusioned filmmaker. Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, Leslie Nielsen, James Woods, and Dennis Hopper co-star in the Vivendi Entertainment production.
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Cast & Crew
|Kevin Farley||Michael Malone|
|Kelsey Grammer||General George C. Patton|
|Trace Adkins||Angel of Death/Trace Adkins|
|Leslie Nielsen||Osama bin Nielsen/Grandpa|
|Jon Voight||George Washington|
|Gail O'Grady||Jane Wagstaffe|
|Kevin Sorbo||George Mulrooney|
|David Alan Grier||Rastus Malone|
|Paris Hilton||Paris Hilton|
|Chriss Anglin||John F. Kennedy|
|Jesse Heiman||Young Michael Malone|
|Simon Rex||Simon Rex|
|Gary Coleman||Bacon Stains Malone|
|Fred Travalena||Jimmy Carter|
|James Woods||Agent Grosslight|
|Bill O'Reilly||Bill O'Reilly|
|Joey Luthman||Boy Scout|
|Michael Ades||Associate Producer|
|Lynn Christopher||Set Decoration/Design|
|Ann Corkery||Associate Producer|
|Lisa Maria Falcone||Executive Producer|
|Rachel Good||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Rachel Good||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Aaron Haye||Art Director|
|Kenneth Hendricks||Executive Producer|
|Diane Hendricks||Executive Producer|
|Matt Kutcher||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Steven M. Saylor||Set Decoration/Design|
|Myrna Sokoloff||Executive Producer,Screenwriter|
|Mark D. Steinbeck||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Patrick Sullivan||Production Designer|
|James L. Venable||Score Composer|
1. Chapter 1 [6:32]
2. Chapter 2 [6:49]
3. Chapter 3 [7:10]
4. Chapter 4 [5:33]
5. Chapter 5 [7:03]
6. Chapter 6 [5:34]
7. Chapter 7 [9:05]
8. Chapter 8 [6:23]
9. Chapter 9 [5:16]
10. Chapter 10 [7:07]
11. Chapter 11 [7:55]
12. Chapter 12 [6:25]
How do I love breakfast? Consider this menu I did with friends who were entertaining weekend houseguests. After a wake-up call of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, we served a compote of pan-fried apple slices and stewed prunes, which was readied the night before. Our feather-light pancakes of ground almonds were healthy and tasty.
Although the pancakes and eggs need to be made once the guests arrive, we had all the ingredients assembled ahead and invited our friends to gather in the warm kitchen while we worked.
Stewed prunes tossed in a hot pan with apple slices, brown sugar, and sweet butter. Whole wheat almond pancakes, light, tasty, and delicious under a mantle of warm maple syrup. Scrambled eggs and chives made creamy with nonfat yogurt. Chicken sausage studded with apples, fennel, and sage. Just the thought of having a delicious breakfast is reason enough to get out of bed.
On a bare wooden picnic table in the garden, we set places with assorted pieces of china from the 1950s alongside casual cloth napkins. The hostess, who is a landscape architect, had created a riot of color within the inviting space. So we picked flowers from her garden and placed them in a variety of small bottles, with one large terra-cotta potted plant to intensify the bright garden feel. It took just minutes to assemble.
To work up an appetite suggest to your friends that they join you on a morning hike in the mountains, a brisk walk along the beach, or a stroll past store windows inthe neighborhood. When you return home, have a copy of the morning newspaper on hand, play some upbeat classical music, and, most important, make a freshly brewed pot of the best coffee you can find. Then sit back and enjoy a wonderfully civilized alternative to a "bagel-on-the-run."
A warm, sunny garden is a lovely spot to enjoy breakfast with weekend houseguests.
10ounces pitted prunes
2tablespoons brown sugar
In a saucepan, combine the prunes, sugar, and water. Cook over medium heat until the prunes are plump. To serve, arrange the prunes and the fried apples in a small serving dish.
Note: Stewed prunes can be prepared 2 days ahead, refrigerated, and served cold, at room temperature, or warmed up.
2cups whole wheat flour
1cup finely ground almonds
1 1/2teaspoons baking powder
2eggs, lightly beaten
4tablespoons butter, melted
1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, almonds, and baking powder. Add the milk, eggs, and butter and stir to blend. Set the batter aside for 10 minutes.
2. Lightly grease and preheat a griddle or large skillet.
3. Using 1*3 cup of the batter for each pancake, ladle it onto the griddle and cook until holes appear in the batter. Turn the pancakes and cook the other sides until cooked through.
Serves 3 to 4 Pancakes Each
1/4cup milk (nonfat optional)
2 tablespoons butter
2tablespoons plain yogurt (nonfat optional)
2tablespoons sliced chives
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1.Whisk the eggs and milk together in a bowl.
2.In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Pour in the eggs, reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon, until soft curds form. Stir in the yogurt, chives, salt, and pepper and remove from heat. The eggs should be soft and creamy. Transfer the eggs to a serving platter and serve hot.
1pound ground chicken
1/4cup chopped onion
1cup peeled, cored, and chopped Granny Smith apples
1cup finely chopped fennel bulb
1egg yolk, beaten
1teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2tablespoons vegetable oil
1. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients except the oil and butter. Mix thoroughly with a fork. Pat the mixture into 3-inch patties.
2. Heat the oil and butter together in a pan over medium heat. Fry the patties until golden on both sides. Remove from the heat and set on paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
There's nothing nicer than a lazy morning,waking up to the smell of coffee and freshly baked muffins.
Usually, brunch guests aren't on a time schedule, so it's the perfect time to relax, to be outdoors if the weather permits, and to experiment with some imaginative menus rather than the traditional old hot cakes and sausage links.
For this Sunday brunch with eight friends, I baked a batch of my favorite raisin muffins. By timing it just right, their tantalizing aroma greeted the guests as they arrived. I don't think there's anything better than baked goods straight from the oven! Freshly squeezed juice was also waiting. A piece of fresh ginger added zip to an interesting blend of pineapple, pear, and apple juices.
Guests helped themselves to a tropical fruit salad made with oranges, papaya, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, kiwi, grapefruit, and a subtle tarragon syrup. The herb's anise flavor brought out the sweetness of the fruits; sprigs of fresh mint added a refreshing note and vivid color.
A frittata -- Italy's homey answer to the omelet--was also featured in the buffet. Because the ingredients are mixed in with the eggs instead of being folded inside, a frittata is easier than an omelet to prepare and easier to serve to large groups. If your friends love to stand around the kitchen watching you cook, you can make the frittata just before sitting down. If you'd rather unwind with your guests in front of the fireplace or out on the patio, make it in advance and serve it at room temperature the Italian way. Effortless Elegance With Colin Cowie. Copyright © by Colin Cowie. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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In the same form for the director of Airplane, you will feel that making fun of some things just shouldn't be. However, you can't help it when you know how some Americans actually agree with Michael Moore. If only we could change Mr. Moore's opinion as in the movie. The dialog is hilarious and well written. Don't let any left winger convince you not to view this film. My 19 yr. old son and his friends thought the movie was great. View with a light heart and take it for what it is. There are surprise appearances by actors you know Jon Voight, Kelsey Grammer, Trace Atkins (the country singer) and Robert Davi is excellent - he's an actor youv'e seen in many movies but just don't know his name. I recommend this movie highly not only for a laugh but for a conversation after viewing.
I never expected to see someone like Trace Adkins in a movie like this, but being one of his loyal fans, I absolutely adored this movie. I laughed almost all the way through it.
What a funny movie! It is great. If you were a little nauseated with Michael Moore, you will love this laugh on a character like Michael Moore who is trying to abolish 4th July, and gets visited by some patriotic ghosts. If you are a Michael Moore fan, this will make you laugh as well - it's like a good Saturday Night Live spoof on the guy. It would be so great to see more movies like this done so we can laugh instead of cry at certain pitiful political situations out there!
We only buy about one in two hundred movies we see and we thought this was a great movie and it is definately one for our library. We are telling everyone they have to see this one! Kelsey Grammar you've become one of my all-time-favorite actors after this one . . .
For the Liberals here decrying this film as boring and Conservatives blew their only shot at a movie, I would have to say the truth hurts and it's easier to rip the movie apart than look at it honestly. Takes less brain cells that way. It does well to point out inconsistencies that many, not all, Liberals hold dear. It does give you reason to think and consider some of their view points, particularly the healthcare in Cuba at the beginning of the movie. As for the actors, I didn't realize John Voigt and Kelsey Grammer were has beens. Seems Frasier was quite popular. Old and boring jokes and one liners? I suppose if you'd never seen a Zucker Brothers movie, this would be accurate, but one liners are their trade mark.
This is by far one of the worst movies I have ever seen.
A cast of has-beens and never-weres, an onslaught of lame jokes/puns about liberals all set to the theme of A Christmas Carol? Oh yeah, this was as awful as I though it would be. This is what happens when the conservatives get their wish a make their dream liberal-bashing extravaganza! It's tired, boring, and totally unclever. I was really hoping they'd pull one out and make a smart, sharp critique of Hollywood and the lefties that run it. Nope, I got what I expected and that's a bummer. Well gang, you had your chance. Now go back to your supporting roles in quality films written and directed by those pinko-commie liberals. And hey Voight and Hopper, it was those kind of flicks that got you Oscar noms in the first place, so stop biting the hand that feeds. Nice try GOP, but this thing stinks on ice...