Aaron Roman (Gores) is a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of starring in a big-time action movie. When his father (Mantegna) grants Aaron his wish for his 18th birthday, he experiences the reality a bit hard to manage.
Bill Mitchell is the philandering and distant President of the United States. Dave Kovic is a sweet-natured and caring Temp Agency operator, who by a staggering coincidence looks exactly like the President. As such, when Mitchell wants to escape an official luncheon, the Secret Service hires Dave to stand in for him. Unfortunately, Mitchell suffers a severe stroke whilst having sex with one of his aides, and Dave finds himself stuck in the role indefinitely. The corrupt and manipulative Chief of Staff, Bob Alexander, plans to use Dave to elevate himself to the White House - but unfortunately, he doesn't count on Dave enjoying himself in office, using his luck to make the country a better place, and falling in love with the beautiful First Lady... Written by
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This is only the first movie in which Kevin Kline plays both the President of the United States and the man impersonating the President. The next was in Wild Wild West (1999), as President Grant. See more »
In a scene shortly after Dave takes over as President, Bob Alexander and Alan Reed are talking in an office. Bob gives Alan a glass of water with Alka-Seltzer in it. Alan takes a sip before setting the glass down, but when he picks up the glass again during the next shot, there is no Alka-Seltzer in it, only water. See more »
[on the balcony, being fed lines by Bob and Al, they try to tell him to leave]
[raises a fist]
Go, go, go!
[the reporters look confused]
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I loved this movie. It's just that simple. I've seen it several times and the charm never wears off. Yes, it is a 'feel good movie', but is that so wrong?
As I read some of the other comments about this movie on IMDB, I realize that cynicism can easily get in the way of just enjoying a movie for what it is.
Kevin Kline is terrific and so is the rest of the cast. Also, the insertion of so many real politicians and pundits playing themselves adds a nice tough. I thoroughly recommend this movie! I could give it no less than a 10.
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