When faced with evil Martians, President James Dale (Jack Nicholson) attempts peaceful overtures. Not such a good idea. Winds up impaled by a red and green Martian flag. The reality: Peace-loving peanut farmer Jimmy Carter spent much of his presidency attempting to calm hostilities around the world, but ultimately it was the hostage crisis in Iran and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan that drove a stake through the heart of his reelection hopes.
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