The Second Civil War

A very uncivil comedy

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.

Director: Joe Dante

Release Date: 1997-03-15
Status: Released
Run time: 97 min / 1:37
Production Company : Baltimore Pictures
Production Country: United States of America



Beau Bridges
Gov. Jim Farley
Joanna Cassidy
Helena Newman
Phil Hartman
The President
James Earl Jones
Jim Kalla
James Coburn
Jack Buchan
Dan Hedaya
Mel Burgess
Elizabeth Peña
Denis Leary
Vinnie Franko
Ron Perlman
Alan Manieski
Kevin Dunn
Jimmy Cannon
Shelley Malil
Congressman Singh
Brian Keith
Maj. Gen. Charles Buford
Dick Miller
Eddie O'Neill
William Schallert
Secretary of Defense
Belinda Balaski
Graphic Designer


Directing Joe Dante Director
Writing Martyn Burke Writer
Sound Hummie Mann Music
Editing Marshall Harvey Editor
Camera Mac Ahlberg Director of Photography

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