When it is announced that orphans from Pakistan are going to live in Idaho, the Governor of this state declares that the borders are closed to immigrants. The dimwit President reacts by initiating a stand off that puts the orphans in the middle of the conflict. Meanwhile, News Net is on the story and is willing to do anything to get the facts. But soon, the Governor of Idaho doesn’t care about the Constitutional problems anymore. All he cares about is getting back the love from his mistress, a Mexican immigrant working for News Net. —IMDb
Joseph Dante Jr. was born on November 28, 1946 in Morristown, New Jersey, and raised in the nearby borough of Parisippany. His parents were professional golf players and his father wrote some books on the instructions of playing golf some of which included Four Magic Moves to Winning Golf, and Stop that Slice. After a bout with polio that nearly crippled him at age 7, he slowly recovered and decided to take up drawing rather than athletics as his parents did.
Dante studied at the Philadelphia College of Art after graduating from high school. As a teenager, he contributed to Castle of Frankenstein and Famous Monsters of Filmland magazines with various drawings, and upon graduation from he College of Art, he became a film critic for the Film Buletin newspaper for which he later became the managing editor. With a friend, named Jon Davidson, Dante cut together a series of movie clips and film trailers and edited them into his first short film which was titled The Movie Orgy (1968… read more
It's eerie how accurately this portrays present day America. Right down to the political absurdity and social dis-cohesion and manic media. I mean, this was made in 1997, but it might as well have been made today. This is an underrated gem of a movie, and pretty hilarious, too.
Even at its most absurd moments its frightening how often events in the film seem plausible today. What's refreshing is even as Dante's most biting satire there's no outright demonetizations, the catastrophe is the consequence of stupidity as opposed to simple villainy. Dante's abilities as an editor shine as his shifts between points of control's seamlessness becomes cause for disarray. Worth tracking down.