My Fellow Americans

My Fellow Americans

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Director: Peter Segal

Cast: Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Aykroyd

     
 

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Jack Lemmon and James Garner star in the uproarious comedy My Fellow Americans. Warner's work on this 1.33:1 pan and scan transfer is lackluster at best -- while the image often sports solid colors and black levels, the transfer is presented in a cropped full frame transfer that features a softness in the image that is often distracting to the viewer. Though…  See more details below

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Jack Lemmon and James Garner star in the uproarious comedy My Fellow Americans. Warner's work on this 1.33:1 pan and scan transfer is lackluster at best -- while the image often sports solid colors and black levels, the transfer is presented in a cropped full frame transfer that features a softness in the image that is often distracting to the viewer. Though this is a passable enough image, fans will someday hope for a better presentation of this political comedy. The soundtrack is presented in a fine Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound mix in English. Directional effects and surround sounds are utilized often, especially when composer William Ross' music score kicks in. All aspects of the mix are free and clear of any excessive hiss and distortion. Also included on this disc are Spanish, French and English subtitles, as well as a Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround track in French and a Dolby Mono track in Spanish. Unfortunately, this edition of My Fellow Americans sports only a scant few extra features -- all that's included on this disc are a few rather funny bloopers and outtakes from the film, some scant production notes, and a theatrical trailer for the film.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
Basically Grumpy Old Men (1993) get elected to the White House, this comedy gets the funny parts down just right and features picture-perfect casting in the form of James Garner and Jack Lemmon. There's even some nifty political parody going on here in the form of Garner's JFK-style womanizing and Lemmon's Reagan-esque speaking fees. The two stars bicker and scrap effectively, which is the story's real point, but unfortunately the crisis that has sent them scrambling incognito across America isn't convincing at all. Dan Aykroyd blusters and huffs as their Commander-in-Chief nemesis, but the idea that the current president would try to assassinate two former heads of state isn't very funny or realistic. My Fellow Americans (1996) fulfills its basic requirement of being entertaining but it would have been a better story if its villains had been better conceived and executed. Co-writer Peter Tolan would go on to collaborate with Billy Crystal on Analyze This (1999) and America's Sweethearts (2001).

Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/1997
UPC:
0085391453529
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:41:00
Sales rank:
2,786

Special Features

Bloopers; Interactive menus; Production notes; Scene access; Theatrical trailer; Languages & subtitltes: English, Français & Español

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Lemmon Russel P. Kramer
James Garner Matt Douglas
Dan Aykroyd William Haney
John Heard Ted Matthews
Everett McGill Col. Paul Tanner
Sela Ward Kaye Griffin
Wilford Brimley Joe Hollis
Bradley Whitford Carl Witnaur
Marg Helgenberger Joanna
Lauren Bacall Margaret Kramer
James Rebhorn Charlie Reynolds
Esther Rolle Rita
Conchata Ferrell Woman Truck Driver
Jack Kehler Wayne
Connie Ray Genny
Tom Everett Wilkerson
Mark Lowenthal Caldwell
Jeff Yagher Dorothy/Lt. Ralph Fleming

Technical Credits
Peter Segal Director
Tracy Barone Executive Producer
Gae S. Buckley Art Director
Richard Chapman Screenwriter
Betsy Cox Costumes/Costume Designer
David M. Dunlap Camera Operator
Michael Ewing Co-producer
Gary Fettis Set Decoration/Design
Hank Garfield Sound/Sound Designer
Jean Higgins Co-producer
John Hockridge Asst. Director
E. Jack Kaplan Screenwriter
William Kerr Editor
Joel King Camera Operator
Julian Macat Cinematographer
Wayne Massarelli Makeup
Neil Meron Executive Producer
Jon Peters Producer
Karen Rea Casting
Michael Rizzo Art Director
William Ross Songwriter
Peter Tolan Screenwriter
Craig Zadan Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Jump to a Scene
0. Jump to a Scene
1. Credits: Hail to the Chiefs. [4:22]
2. Dances with Pandas. [1:44]
3. People are Fickle. [1:58]
4. Some Semblance of Civility. [2:33]
5. Bad News at the White House. [1:50]
6. Plot Counterplot. [3:22]
7. Putts and Put Downs. [2:45]
8. Reynolds' Visitors. [4:06]
9. Rendezvous with a Dead Man. [3:26]
10. Down in the Middle of Nowhere. [5:44]
11. Together Over Their Dead Bodies. [2:15]
12. Men's Room Encounters (Bad Moon Rising). [2:19]
13. The Voice of the People. [1:57]
14. End of the Line. [2:01]
15. Plain-truth Trucking. [3:14]
16. Fellow Fugitives. [3:27]
17. Memory Swap (Don't Be That Way). [2:46]
18. Trouble in the Back Seat. [2:44]
19. Strange Bedfellows. [1:06]
20. The Ignorant Ones (Pink Houses). [3:02]
21. Old Man at the Wheel. [4:06]
22. Hail to the Chief Revisited. [1:54]
23. Pedal to the Metal. [2:29]
24. Just Blend In. [2:07]
25. A Lead at the Library. [3:16]
26. Carl Comes Clean (In the Midnight Hour). [3:12]
27. Doing What we Promised. [2:37]
28. Insider Tour. [3:31]
29. Out the Back Way. [3:38]
30. Come Two Horsemen. [1:58]
31. Trigger Men. [1:22]
32. From Over the Rainbow. [1:45]
33. Who's the Idiot Now? [2:15]
34. We're Even. [2:13]
35. An Unusual Coupling. [3:00]
36. End Credits (Pink Houses). [4:50]

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My Fellow Americans 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one one of the funniest movies ever, I laughed the entire way through. Everyone should see this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jack Lemon and James Garner had never worked together before this movie and they definitely make up for lost time. They are a team to rank among the BEST!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is one of my favorites. Jack Lemmon and James Gardner were amazing together! I laughed from beginning to end. =)
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the all time funniest movies ever! I laughed from begining to end.