My Fellow Americans [DVD] [1996]

Jack Lemmon and James Garner star in the uproarious comedy My Fellow Americans. Warner's work on this 1.33:1 pan and scan transfer is lackluster at best -- while the image often sports solid colors and black levels, the transfer is presented in a cropped full frame transfer that features a softness in the image that is often distracting to the viewer. Though this is a passable enough image, fans will someday hope for a better presentation of this political comedy. The soundtrack is presented in a fine Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound mix in English. Directional effects and surround sounds are utilized often, especially when composer William Ross' music score kicks in. All aspects of the mix are free and clear of any excessive hiss and distortion. Also included on this disc are Spanish, French and English subtitles, as well as a Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround track in French and a Dolby Mono track in Spanish. Unfortunately, this edition of My Fellow Americans sports only a scant few extra features -- all that's included on this disc are a few rather funny bloopers and outtakes from the film, some scant production notes, and a theatrical trailer for the film.
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 4)

Special Features

  • Bloopers
  • Interactive menus
  • Production notes
  • Scene access
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Languages & subtitltes: English, Français & Español


My Fellow Americans
In this comedy, Russell P. Kramer (Jack Lemmon) and Matt Douglas (James Garner) are two former U.S. Presidents who sit on opposite sides of the political fence. Kramer is a stuffy Republican reluctant to part with a dollar, while Douglas is a left-leaning Democrat with an eye for the ladies. Douglas succeeded Kramer in office after a single term, while Douglas, after four years as chief executive, lost to his former running mate William Haney (Dan Aykroyd). When the facts about a bribery scheme in Haney's administration threaten to surface and destroy his reputation, the ruthless president tries to pin the responsibility on Kramer and Douglas -- and when the ex-presidents learn the truth about Haney's dealings, Haney tries to have them killed before they can talk. Kramer and Douglas soon find themselves on the run, disguising themselves as celebrity impersonators, hiding out in the woods with a homeless family, and marching in a Gay Pride parade in an effort to stay clear of Haney's goons while they bring the truth to the people. My Fellow Americans also features Lauren Bacall as Kramer's long-suffering wife and John Heard as Haney's intellectually-challenged vice president. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jack Lemmon
    Jack Lemmon - Russel P. Kramer
  • James Garner
    James Garner - Matt Douglas
  • Dan Aykroyd
    Dan Aykroyd - William Haney
  • John Heard
    John Heard - Ted Matthews
  • Everett McGill
    Everett McGill - Col. Paul Tanner

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    An OK Movie

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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I like Jack Lemmon and James Garner. It's the only reason I bought it. Ok story line, some funny one liners.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Great movie about two rivals that have to work together. Each has to work outside their comfort zone, which leads to a lot of laughs

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The delivery date was as indicated on my order, and the product received was undamaged and works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie.

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This movie makes light of all the political stereotypes. Not for those without a sense of humor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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