Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
Director Jay Martel parodies the culture of fear so predominate in post-9/11 America in this satire concerning a bored small-town police chief who makes a bumbling attempt to prove his worth in the War on Terror. A series of unrelated events have convinced the overzealous lawman that a terrorist attack on his community is eminent, and when a graduate student of Middle Eastern pedigree arrives in town to verify the existence of the "world's largest stool" he quickly becomes the sheriff's prime suspect. As the community collapses into a panic, the satisfied chief finally begins to experience the perks of his once-thankless job. When he makes the fateful decision to elevate the town's alert level from brick to tangerine, however, an already tense situation becomes an outright fiasco.
panic, police-chief, small-town, suspect, terrorism, war-on-terrorism