The Second Civil War (1997)

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.

Directing:
  • Joe Dante

Writing:
  • Martyn Burke

Stars:
Release Date: 1997-03-15
themoviedb icon 7.0/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 97
William Schallert
William Schal...
Secretary of Defense
Denis Leary
Denis Leary
Vinnie Franko
Kevin Dunn
Kevin Dunn
Jimmy Cannon
Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
Gov. Jim Farley
Ron Perlman
Ron Perlman
Alan Manieski
Dick Miller
Dick Miller
Eddie O'Neill
Joanna Cassidy
Joanna Cassid...
Helena Newman
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jo...
Jim Kalla
Brian Keith
Brian Keith
Maj. Gen. Charles Buford
Elizabeth Peña
Elizabeth Peñ...
Christina
Phil Hartman
Phil Hartman
The President
James Coburn
James Coburn
Jack Buchan
Dan Hedaya
Dan Hedaya
Mel Burgess
Shelley Malil
Shelley Malil
Congressman Singh
Belinda Balaski
Belinda Balas...
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