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FDR: American Badass! (2012)

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An outrageous, over-the-top spoof, FDR: American Badass is the untold true story of our country's greatest monster-hunting president!

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Writer:

Ross Patterson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Bostwick ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Lin Shaye ... Eleanor Roosevelt
Bruce McGill ... Louis
Ray Wise ... Douglas MacArthur
Kevin Sorbo ... Abraham Lincoln
William Mapother ... Dr. Ellington
Paul Ben-Victor ... Mussolini
Keri Lynn Pratt ... Marietta Buford
Ross Patterson ... Cleavon Buford
Deon Richmond ... George
Rob Lathan ... Dan Rutherford
Robin Sydney ... Missy
Matt Winston ... Patrick Sheehan
Richard Riehle ... Senator Bronson
Robert R. Shafer ... Robby Kreeger
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An outrageous, over-the-top spoof, FDR: American Badass is the untold true story of our country's greatest monster-hunting president!

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Taglines:

What has two wheels and kills werewolves? ... This guy.

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Action | Comedy

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Rated R For crude and sexual content, pervasive language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

FDR: Un american neînfricat! See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Color
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Trivia

The music playing during the speech The Delano gives at the docks is Living on a prayer by Bon Jovi. He also references the song during his speech. See more »

Goofs

When FDR gets out of hospital there is a crowd, and one of them is a news cinematographer. His big lens is not racked over the camera's film gate aperture. See more »

Quotes

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Does my cock still work?
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Sort of like a history lesson told by 7th graders who are on acid--but it VERY quickly loses momentum
19 February 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"FDR: American Badass!" is a very frustrating movie. While I loved the audacity of the plot and loved some of the VERY low humor, the film, overall, is pretty bad. It looks like a film that really needed a rewrite here and there and the low humor was sometimes so low that it made me feel ashamed to watch it. In fact, eventually I just turned the thing off--it was that bad.

The film starts off wonderfully....really wonderfully. In fact, it was so good I was expecting to love the film. In this bizarre alternate reality, it's 1931 and Franklin Roosevelt CAN walk. However, he and his friends are attacked by a Nazi werewolf and FDR kills it--but only after it bites him and gives him polio!! These scenes and those in the hospital, though crude, made me laugh out loud several times. I was ashamed of myself...but it WAS very funny.

Unfortunately, what follows proved that although they had a great idea, the writers didn't have any more. The film was filled with too much scatological humor (I am talking about REALLY scatological--literally) and the repeated sexual references become boring and boorish. In fact, it starts to look like a movie written by a group of 7th graders--really, really crude ones at that. In fact, the film degenerated quickly to a totally unfunny mess. I turned it off when you see Roosevelt Jr. talking a dumb in a pitcher (and they showed it). Why?! What's funny about this? Who would give them money to make this? Were they drunk or on acid when they made this?! I dunno--all I know is that after initially loving the film, I quickly tired of it and couldn't take any more.


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