Welcome to Moosepoint

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Overview

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, ...
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Overview

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.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Full-length Audio Commentary by Director Donald Petrie; 6 Deleted Scenes with Optional Director's Commentary; Outtake Reel
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Josh Ralske
A creaky film vehicle for popular TV star Ray Romano, Welcome to Mooseport is a blandly genial comedy with a weak premise and such safe, edgeless execution that it feels like mediocre television, despite the presence of such talents as Gene Hackman and Marcia Gay Harden. Featuring a mayoral race in a small town between a vain, but essentially good-hearted, former president (Hackman) and a spineless, nebbishy, but essentially decent, plumber (Romano), the movie is devoid of cutting characterizations and sharp dialogue. The tone of the film's attempt at comedic local color is set with the opening shot of an elderly man's buttocks as he jogs nude down Mooseport's main street. Things don't pick up much from there in terms of supporting characters, which include those mainstays of lazy comedy writing, a foul-mouthed old lady, and a fat, sassy black woman. The film is supposed to take place in rural Maine, but never generates any real sense of time or place. Worse yet, while it may have been a satire in some earlier, edgier incarnation, this is a movie about politics that doesn't have any. Romano is reasonably ingratiating on his sitcom, and the character he plays in the film -- friendly, but immature, and full of self-doubt -- isn't much of a stretch. Maura Tierney is an appealing actress, but the problem, again, as with Harden and Hackman, is that no one has anything particularly interesting to say. Welcome to Mooseport is a generally inoffensive trifle, but the superior cast leaves one longing for something a little better.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/2013
  • UPC: 024543876038
  • Original Release: 2004
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  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Repackaged
  • Time: 1:55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 94,729

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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 Langdon, Bert
June Squibb Irma
Wayne Robson Morris Gutman
John Rothman Stu
Karl Pruner Dyer
Edward Herrmann Debate Moderator
Technical Credits
Donald Petrie Director
Moritz Borman Executive Producer
David Chapman Production Designer
Lee Cleary Asst. Director
David Coatsworth Executive Producer
Robin D. Cook Casting
David Lee Sound/Sound Designer
John Debney Score Composer
Marc Frydman Producer
Vicki Graef Costumes/Costume Designer
Victor Hammer Cinematographer
David Holden Associate Producer
Basil Iwanyk Producer
Sheila Jaffe Casting
Debra Neil-Fisher Editor
Doug Richardson Executive Producer, Original Story
Rory Rosegarten Executive Producer
Tom Schulman Producer, Screenwriter
Peter Shewchuk Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Shocrylas Art Director
Georgianne Walken Casting
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Welcome to Mooseport
1. Chapter 1 [:23]
2. Chapter 2 [:25]
3. Chapter 3 [1:46]
4. Chapter 4 [2:09]
5. Chapter 5 [1:06]
6. Chapter 6 [1:45]
7. Chapter 7 [2:39]
8. Chapter 8 [3:01]
9. Chapter 9 [:34]
10. Chapter 10 [2:22]
11. Chapter 11 [4:48]
12. Chapter 12 [:48]
13. Chapter 13 [1:05]
14. Chapter 14 [4:21]
15. Chapter 15 [2:32]
16. Chapter 16 [:18]
17. Chapter 17 [4:43]
18. Chapter 18 [2:57]
19. Chapter 19 [2:44]
20. Chapter 20 [3:28]
21. Chapter 21 [4:20]
22. Chapter 22 [2:48]
23. Chapter 23 [:58]
24. Chapter 24 [:54]
25. Chapter 25 [5:53]
26. Chapter 26 [2:14]
27. Chapter 27 [:49]
28. Chapter 28 [1:36]
29. Chapter 29 [2:13]
30. Chapter 30 [3:20]
31. Chapter 31 [1:33]
32. Chapter 32 [2:34]
33. Chapter 33 [1:48]
34. Chapter 34 [2:08]
35. Chapter 35 [:31]
36. Chapter 36 [2:26]
37. Chapter 37 [5:01]
38. Chapter 38 [:08]
39. Chapter 39 [4:55]
40. Chapter 40 [2:57]
41. Chapter 41 [:13]
42. Chapter 42 [5:41]
43. Chapter 43 [1:52]
44. Chapter 44 [:13]
45. Chapter 45 [3:09]
46. Chapter 46 [1:23]
47. Chapter 47 [4:32]
48. Chapter 48 [:00]
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Disc #1 -- Welcome to Mooseport
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    one of the funniest I've seen in a long time!

    I loved this movie. It was hilarious! I laughed all the way through to the ending. Along with the comedy it had just enough meaning for it not to be stupid. This is perfect for Ray Romano fans, (like me) but it's also good if you're not. If you haven't seen it yet, you're missing out!

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