What happens when Governor Farley of Idaho (Beau Bridges) decides to close his state borders rather than allow a planeload of immigrant orphans to make it their home? the answer is hilarious, frightening, scandalous - and may well be the start of THE SECOND CIVIL WAR. In this outrageous comedy, a nation watches - on TV- while President (Phil Hartman) turns to his advisors, including lobbyist Jack Buchan (James Cohurn), for advice. As the crisis escalates, it all depends on the Governor of Idaho. Will he be open to peaceful negotiations? Not before he's negotiated his way back into the bedroom of the businesslike NewsNet reporter Christina Fernandez (Elizabeth Pena) with whom he is having a stormy affair. NewsNet is covering the tension at the Idaho state border as armed forces move in either side. Will the Governor give way to his immigrant love or anti-immigration war? Either way, it looks like there'll be nothing civil about THE SECOND CIVIL WAR.