Only in America (1996)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Political Satire, Satire  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Taking aim at modern American society, the three intertwined and Dallas-set tales of this political satire shoot down an increasingly controlling government bureaucracy and show how its ineptitude impacts the lives of innocent citizens. The story begins as two police officers stage a drug raid that ends in tragedy when they bust into the wrong house. A television reporter witnesses the whole fiasco. Soon afterward, an innocent, drug-free young girl is forced into a rehabilitation center. The second tale centers on a pair of filmmakers trying to make Just Say No to Satan, but find strong resistance in the form of a local mother (one who attempted to kill her daughter's rival in a competition to be head cheerleader) and a televangelist. The final part deals with government surveillance agents as they quietly gather information on the filmmakers.



against-the-system, bureaucracy, corruption, drugs, government, police, religion, reporter, rival, televangelist, witness