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When a planeload of Pakistani orphans are shipped to his state for permanent relocation, the governor of Idaho (Beau Bridges, who won an Emmy) defies the president (Phil Hartman) and closes the state's border. News Net Television, a cable news program that makes hay by reporting on political scandals, quickly spins the racist act into an overnight media sensation, creating a divide in national opinion over the issue.

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  1. Martyn Burke


  2. Joe Dante


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  1. Beau Bridges

    Beau Bridges

    Gov. Jim Farley

  2. Joanna Cassidy

    Joanna Cassidy

    Helena Newman

  3. Phil Hartman

    Phil Hartman

    The President

  4. James Earl Jones

    James Earl Jones

    Jim Kalla

  5. James Coburn

    James Coburn

    Jack Buchan

  6. Dan Hedaya

    Dan Hedaya

    Mel Burgess

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 37m

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Revenue -

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Release Information

  • March 15, 1997
    R, Theatrical



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