Plot synopsis: A motley group of Canadian dissidents find themselves locked up in Guantanamo Bay after leaking government secrets on the internet.
Deckard1138: Harrison Ford
Pacifica: Michelle Pfeifer
Calgary411: Meryl Streep
WhiteKat: Uma Thurman
Schubert: Jack Nicholson
AtticusinCanada: Julia Roberts
IRScompliantforever: Steve Martin
Nobledreamer: Goldie Hawn
Gwevil: Rachel Weisz
Petros: Jet Li
John Richardson: Kevin Kline
Badger: Talia Shire
Barack Obama: Peter Williams
30-year IRS Vet: Woody Allen
Just Me: Robert De Niro
Bubblebustin: Glenne Headly
WhatAmI: Robert Redford
NorthernStar: Jane Fonda
CanadianCop: Clint Eastwood
Blaze: Sigourney Weaver
Swisspinoy: Daniel Craig
Eric: Jackie Chan
Tina Turner: Herself
Please add more casting suggestions in the comment section. I left a lot of people out.
I’ll play “oddball” from Kelly’s heros (Donald Sutherland) as the guy who technically knew what would get the job done….
As a bit of a “johnny-come-lately”, I hope I qualify for a cameo appearance. If so, I would like to be played by Clint Eastwood and have the opportunity to say the following to whoever will be representing our current Conservative government:
I know what you’re thinking, punk. You’re thinking, “Will this IGA withstand a charter challenge?” Now to tell you the truth I forgot myself in all this excitement. But seeing the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms prohibits unlawful search and seizure and discrimination based on national origin, it will blow this IGA to smithereens. You’ve gotta ask yourself a question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya, punk?
I nominate Kevin Spacey for the role of a mythical Robert Stack.
His character in House of Cards has shown he would make an excellent choice to play Mr. Stack as he writes up his press releases of myth/facts.
More suggestions for the soundtrack:
To start, “Born to be Wild” (steppenwolfe): Get your motor runnin’, head out on the INTERNET highway, Lookin’ for adventure…..
And for the final escape at the end of the movie (cause we aren’t going to be satisfied just to rot in prison reminiscing about our bad Brocker days are we?), how about:
…and as the credits roll:
All those actors are left wing Democrats do you think any of them oppose Obama on this.
That is indeed an excellent question, GoergeIII.
Jane Fonda had qualms opposing Democrats, like me. I love all the music suggestions especially What does Freedom mean to me.
I would like to see Bill Murray making a cameo appearance.
The perfect US emigrant has been found, an accountant. Although he has no friends, doesn’t speak the local language and doesn’t have a job after emigrating to Sweden, he should be able to handle the complex US tax reporting for his non-existent income:
“Welcome to Sweden”
Mary Walsh to play Margaret Wente
I meant Jane Fonda had NO qualms in the 60s and the 70s. She and I were very anti Viet Nam War.
For music I prefer Bob Dylan’s “With God on Our Side” as it points up things the U.S. has done to harm others and the irony of their position.
@Kal C. I adore Mary Walsh!
@Northern Star, and yet Jane went to Hanoi spouting propaganda which harmed many U.S. soldiers and their families and gets to keep her citizenship. She’s a person I think of often because of the position I found myself in. I was adamantly against that war too but, had family members fighting there. She sure stepped in it when she went to NV and yet she wasn’t stripped of her citizenship or put in a position to lose it. If anyone deserved such she certainly did. We do not.
Why do I feel like Jack Lemmon in the last scene of “The China Syndrome” when he has to hijack a television signal to get the “truth” out to the general public while the government is lying to the people and trying to keep it hidden? Terrible!!
@Petros: How about Susan Sarandon or Kathy Bates to play me?
How about Sigourney Weaver as she appeared in “Alien”? She really kicked ass.
Kathy Bates is amazing, Lynne! I saw her in a play once before she was famous and knew back then she’d be a fantastic screen actress someday.
Rachel Weisz to play GwEvil? Gosh! Thanks Petros! 😀
You’re right– Steve Martin is a Democrat, and what’s a lot worse:
Martin tells us that playing banjo for the president “was the biggest thrill of his life.”
I will let the casting director decide who should be me. In addition to the above, I hope he will allow Canadian actresses like Sheila McCarthy (maybe she’s too skinny), Cynthia Dale (probably too young and too pretty) or Janet Wright to audition.
Please, no scenes with Jack Nicholson. I love Schubert, but detest Jack Nicholson!
I see Glenn Close as Blaze.
Hmm. Glenn Close. Fatal Attraction.
Who will play Charles Bronson Death Wish in the final episode of FATCA as it dies?. Revenge on the rapists and muggers that destroyed his family
@NativeCanadian: Don’t you think that a Native Canadian should play the role of a Native Canadian? Sutherland is great, but you know, some people think that natives should get the parts for natives rather than some white actor (I feel that way about Kung Fu movies–David Carradine, ugh). How about: Graham Greene, Jimmy Herman, or Byron Chief-Moon?
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