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To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance, is put in his place.

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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 Scott Nisbet <scott_nisbet@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for momentary language and a sexual situation | See all certifications »

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7 May 1993 (USA)  »

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£1,349,122 (UK) (12 November 1993)

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£2,131,332 (UK) (10 December 1993)
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The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Kevin Kline, Ben Kingsley and Oliver Stone; and five Oscar nominees: Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Jason Reitman, Laura Linney, Gary Ross. See more »

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When Dave takes the fertility beads from Vice President Nance, he puts them on his right arm and, as he moves around the desk, they move from right arm to left arm and back to his right arm. See more »

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Randi: Mr. President, Gary Nance is waiting in your office.
Dave: Who?
Duane: [biting on the words] The Vice President.
Dave: What?
Duane: The *Vice President!*
Dave: Oh! I'm sorry, ever since I had the stroke I've not been hearing things right... it's like...*whooo!*
Randi: Oh my God...
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 10 August 2015 (2015) See more »

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Put simply: a wonderful movie!
28 December 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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