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Raising Buchanan (2019)

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A desperate woman steals the corpse of former US president James Buchanan, hoping to net a large ransom. Complications arise when it seems no one is particularly interested in getting him back.

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Bruce Dellis

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Bruce Dellis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rene Auberjonois ... President James Buchanan
Amanda Melby ... Ruth Kiesling
Cathy Shim ... Meg
Terence Bernie Hines ... Phillip Crosby
M. Emmet Walsh ... Larry Kiesling
Robert Ben Garant ... Lancaster Guy
Jennifer Pfalzgraff ... Holly
Steve Briscoe ... Errol
Lynnette 'L.A.' Brown ... Gretchen
Max Bullis Max Bullis ... Dante
Shelly Boucher Shelly Boucher ... Trina
Shannon Whirry ... Parnella Monroe
Zoe Yeoman ... Captain Jarvis
Laura Durant ... Mrs. Laura Warren
Saylor Billings ... Biker Chick Vent
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In suburban Phoenix, 40-year-old Ruth Kiesling is not exactly "living the dream." She's a donut shop employee with anger issues. She's got no mother, a dead brother, and a father in hospice. Her few friends include her roommates: Meg, her game-for-anything confidante since junior high; Holly, a somewhat level-headed janitor and amateur ventriloquist; and her probation officer, Philip Crosby. Ruth's only creative outlet is playing her cello in the background of a series of popular YouTube videos featuring Errol, an egotistical ventriloquist. Errol lords over a community of loyal ventriloquists who proudly (and literally) wear their allegiance to their "art"; their dummies are strapped across their torsos like badass bandoleros. Ever the opportunist and desperate for money, Ruth finds herself in a position to "steal" the body of President James Buchanan. She does so, hoping to ransom him for a nice windfall -- but she's surprised to discover that no one seems particularly interested in ...

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Aimless Woman. Reckless Plan. Worthless President.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA See more »

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$600,000 (estimated)
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Rene Auberjonois was born on June 1st - the same day his real life character (President James Buchanan) died. See more »

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Cello Sonata No. 1, Op 38
Written by Johannes Brahms
Performed by Amanda Melby
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