• Welcome to Mooseport (2004)

Welcome to Mooseport

Release Date: February 20th, 2004

DVD Release Date: May 25th, 2004

PG-13 |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

To recover from a vicious divorce, former U.S. President Monroe Cole (Gene Hackman) retires to his vacation home in sleepy Mooseport, Maine. When the local town council approaches him to run for mayor in the upcoming election, Cole agrees. As he campaigns against his rival, Handy Harrison (Ray Romano), the owner of the local hardware store, Cole comes to learn that well-oiled, sophisticated political machinations have no place in a small town with a friendly populace.

Cast: Gene Hackman, Ray Romano, Marcia Gay Harden, Maura Tierney, Christine Baranski, Fred Savage, Rip Torn, June Squibb

Director: Donald Petrie

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Mooseport Productions

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Quest , Charming , 2000s , Rivalry , Underdog , Cheeky , Girlfriend , Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Compounding the sense of predictability and deja vu is the presence of well-known TV actors portraying the sorts of characters they've perfected on the small screen. show more

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A toothless political satire set in a Maine coastal village. It plays like six subplots in search of a sitcom. show more

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    No one comes out of Mooseport unscathed -- not Rip Torn, as the president's campaign manager, not Christine Baranski as his avaricious ex-wife. It's a democracy of mediocrity, or worse.

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