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Looking for a family-friendly movie set in paradise, a movie that will make you laugh, cry, and will tug at your heartstrings...and will stay with you long after you've left the theater. Look no further than "Key West: The Conch Republic!"

The movie is (loosely) based upon Key West's actual secession from the United States. In 1982, in response to the Mariel Boatlift, the U.S. Border Patrol set up a blockade of U.S. 1, the only road into Key West. This effectively crippled the local economy, as Key West depends on tourism for survival. In an attempt to bring attention to the Border Patrol blockade, Key West seceded from the United States, declared war, surrendered, and requested one billion dollars in foreign aid and war relief. This was done in jest; however, it was also to bring national attention to the plight of Key West in regard to its tourist trade.

The story centers around a pastor (Pastor Jackson) and his family, who are invited to Key West. Here, they discover in themselves the love of God as demonstrated by and through their youngest daughter Natalie and her friendship with a pelican named Angel, which affects everyone in Key West.

This movie encompasses all the elements of great family values entertainment: tropical paradise, family values based humor, drama, action, and most importantly, a movie that clearly demonstrates the redemptive power of love.

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