The Second Civil War Trailer

The Second Civil War Trailer (1997)

"A very uncivil comedy" 15 March 1997 Drama, Comedy 97 mins

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.

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Beau Bridges

as Gov. Jim Farley

Joanna Cassidy

as Helena Newman

Phil Hartman

as The President

James Earl Jones

as Jim Kalla

James Coburn

as Jack Buchan

Dan Hedaya

as Mel Burgess

Elizabeth Peña

as Christina

Denis Leary

as Vinnie Franko

Ron Perlman

as Alan Manieski

Kevin Dunn

as Jimmy Cannon

Shelley Malil

as Congressman Singh

Brian Keith

as Maj. Gen. Charles Buford

Dick Miller

as Eddie O'Neill

William Schallert

as Secretary of Defense


Joe Dante


Mac Ahlberg

Mac Ahlberg Cinematography

Mac Ahlberg

Mac Ahlberg Director of Photography

International Releases Dates

Germany 02 March 1998

United States 15 March 1997

Production Companies

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