Hail (1973)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Political Satire, Satire  |   Release Date - Jul 27, 1973 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Any resemblance between the U.S. president in Hail and Richard M. Nixon was purely intentional. Faced with rebellious teenagers and college students, paranoid chief executive Dan Resin comes up with a brilliant idea: lock all the malcontents in concentration camps. Unfortunately, this leads to ramifications that turn the Good Ol' USA into an armed stockade. Amusing at first, the film's satirical content is compromised by repetition and predictability. Also known as Hail to the Chief and Washington BC, Hail was released in 1973 -- though, incredibly, it was completed before the Watergate incident.



concentration-camp, President, teenagers