Film / My Fellow Americans

A 1996 comedy film starring Jack Lemmon and James Garner as two politically (and personally) opposed former-Presidents who are forced to go on the run together after they find themselves on the receiving end of a conspiracy to hide the current President having taken a kickback.

The film provides examples of:

  • Butch Lesbian: Douglas and Kramer hitch a ride with a gang of butch bikers.
    Kramer: After that ride, I'm changing my position on an important issue. The military could definitely use some of those gals.
  • Camp Gay / Straight Gay: Secret Service Sniper Ralph Flemming manages to be BOTH. Basically he plays it up in a pride parade.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: When on the run, the Presidents encounter the person under Camp Gay/Straight Gay. He helps them catch a ride to their next destination and gives them a parting gift and this gift is how he later identifies them as the real Presidents and saves their lives.
  • Curse Cut Short: The final words of the movie.
    My Fellow Americans...
    You son of a bit-]
  • Delusions of Eloquence: Matthews. Justified because, well, he is a Vice President (and he's clearly modeled after Dan Quayle.) The ending reveals he's faking it to pull Obfuscating Stupidity... and then he unknowingly demonstrates it again while explaining this.
  • The Dragon: While the film paints Agent Tanner as the Big Bad, he is later revealed to be VP Matthews' Dragon.
  • Gallows Humor: "...They're down."
  • Groin Attack: From riding a horse: "When this is over promise me we'll come back and look for my balls."