The Second Civil War

1997, Movie, R, 97 mins

This middling made-for-HBO movie has an intriguing premise, but unfortunately can't manage to strike a successful balance between its comedic and dramatic elements.

In the near future, a heavy influx of immigrants causes Idaho Governor Jim Farley (Beau Bridges) to close the state to foreigners. At the same time, orphaned Pakistani children are being brought to Idaho by a charity group who insist that they must enter the state. The imminent conflict is watched over by the President (Phil Hartman) as well as the cameras of NewsNet, a CNN-like channel. While Farley's political decision is wreaking havoc, he becomes more concerned about his failing relationship with...

Released: 1997 Rated: R Length: 97 mins

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