Raising Buchanan (2018)

A desperate woman steals the corpse of former US president James Buchanan, hoping to net a large ransom. Complications arise when it seems no one is particularly interested in getting him back.

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President James Buchanan
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Ruth Jiesling
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Meg
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Phillip Crosby
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Larry Kiesling
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Lancaster Guy
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Holly
Steve Briscoe ...
Errol
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Gretchen
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Dante
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Trina
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Parnella Monroe
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Captain Jarvis
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Mrs. Laura Warren
Saylor Billings ...
Biker Chick Vent
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In suburban Phoenix, 40-year-old Ruth Kiesling is not exactly "living the dream." She's a donut shop employee with anger issues. She's got no mother, a dead brother, and a father in hospice. Her few friends include her roommates: Meg, her game-for-anything confidante since junior high; Holly, a somewhat level-headed janitor and amateur ventriloquist; and her probation officer, Philip Crosby. Ruth's only creative outlet is playing her cello in the background of a series of popular YouTube videos featuring Errol, an egotistical ventriloquist. Errol lords over a community of loyal ventriloquists who proudly (and literally) wear their allegiance to their "art"; their dummies are strapped across their torsos like badass bandoleros. Ever the opportunist and desperate for money, Ruth finds herself in a position to "steal" the body of President James Buchanan. She does so, hoping to ransom him for a nice windfall -- but she's surprised to discover that no one seems particularly interested in ...

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30 May 2018 (USA)  »

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$600,000 (estimated)
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Actor Andy Dick was released from this project during filming after allegations of sexual misconduct taking place on set. See more »

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