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My Fellow Americans Details


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

  • Release date:April 30, 1996


Jack Lemmon
as Russel P. Kramer
James Garner
as Matt Douglas
Dan Aykroyd
as William Haney
John Heard
as Ted Matthews
Everett McGill
as Col. Paul Tanner
Sela Ward
as Kaye Griffin
Wilford Brimley
as Joe Hollis
Bradley Whitford
as Carl Witnaur
Marg Helgenberger
as Joanna
Lauren Bacall
as Margaret Kramer
Jack Kehler
as Wayne
Esther Rolle
as Rita
Conchata Ferrell
as Woman Truck Driver
Tom Everett
as Wilkerson
Connie Ray
as Genny
James Rebhorn
as Charlie Reynolds
Mark Lowenthal
as Caldwell
Jeff Yagher
as Dorothy/Lt. Ralph Fleming


Peter Segal
Jon Peters
Peter Tolan
William Kerr
Michael Rizzo
Art Director
Gae S. Buckley
Art Director
Michael Ewing
Jean Higgins
Tracy Barone
Executive Producer
Neil Meron
Executive Producer
Craig Zadan
Executive Producer
Gary Fettis
Set Designer
Betsy Cox
Costume Designer
Hank Garfield
Sound/Sound Designer
John Hockridge
First Assistant Director
Freddie Hice
David M. Dunlap
Camera Operator
Karen Rea
Freddie Hice
Second Unit Director
Wayne Massarelli