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The Second Civil War Quotes

The Second Civil War is a Black comedy; Political Satire on American Television that appeared on TV in 1997 on HBO. The Second Civil War ended its run in 1970.

The Second Civil War was on for 1 episodes. It features Guy Riedel as producer, Hummie Mann as theme composer, and Mac Ahlberg as head of cinematography. The Second Civil War is executive produced by Chip Diggins.

The Second Civil War is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of The Second Civil War is 98 minutes long. The Second Civil War is produced by Baltimore Pictures and distributed by HBO.

The cast includes: Dan Hedaya as Mel Burgess, Richard Gross as Militia Leader, James Coburn as Jack Buchan, Phil Hartman as The President, Denis Leary as Vinnie Franko, James Earl Jones as Jim Kalla, Larry Flash Jenkins as Kenya Nkomo, Robert Picardo as Godfrey, Catherine Lloyd Burns as Amelia Sims, and Ron Perlman as Alan Manieski.

The Second Civil War Quotes

Phil Hartman as The President

  • (Phil Hartman) "Since when does a soap opera control the future of the country? --"
  • (Phil Hartman) "It was almost half a century ago that another president, Dwight D. Eisenhower, found it necessary to use US troops to enforce the constitutional rights of the US government -- If necessary I will do the same. I am therefore declaring a deadline of 67 and a half hours from now --"
  • (Ron Perlman) "67 and a -- WHAT THE f*** IS THAT?"
  • (Phil Hartman) "-- by which time the state of Idaho must comply with the constitutional prerogatives of these United States of America as they were delineated by our founding fathers."
  • (Unnamed) "What an asshole."

Richard Gross as Militia Leader

  • (Richard Gross) "Sure, you can use our bedroom. It's down the hall; turn left at the rocket launcher."

Denis Leary as Vinnie Franko

  • (Denis Leary) "You can't shoot me, we're on national television."

Dan Hedaya as Mel Burgess

  • (Dan Hedaya) "What are you getting unraveled for? We're inside, not outside."
  • (Unnamed) "You don't get it, do you, Mel? It's all outside now."
  • (Dan Hedaya) "Stop with the college debate, will you? We're news, emotions happen outside."
  • (Dan Hedaya) "Where's the White House? Do we still have a White House, or is Tokyo foreclosed on it?"
  • (Dan Hedaya) "The country is falling apart. We don't need exclamation marks."

Catherine Lloyd Burns as Amelia Sims

  • (Catherine Lloyd Burns) "f*** reality, this is image."

Robert Picardo as Godfrey

  • (Robert Picardo) "I came across another great line. 'The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.'"
  • (James Earl Jones) "That is a great line."
  • (Robert Picardo) "The poets. Nobody pays enough attention to them anymore."

James Earl Jones as Jim Kalla

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James Coburn as Jack Buchan

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