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Dave (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 7 May 1993 (USA)
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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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White House Tour Guide
Senate Majority Leader
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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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Dave Kovic was an ordinary guy who was asked to impersonate the President. When they gave him a chance to make the country better...he did. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 May 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Дейв  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£1,349,122 (UK) (12 November 1993)


$63,270,710 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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There's a shot of a network news camera with the same CCN logo as that of the Clamp Cable Network found in the Gremlins 2 film also by Ivan Reitman. The scene is leading into the press conference towards the end 1 hour 11 minutes in. See more »


The Ford Tempo that Dave and the First Lady are riding in has automatic shoulder belts when they're stopped by the police officer, but a manual seat belt on the driver's side when they return to the White House. See more »


Ellen Mitchell: Who was she, Bill? Another "patriotic" secretary?
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Music and Lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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1 January 2004 | by (West Chester, Pa) – See all my reviews

Kline stars as look-alike for President, called in off the street when the Big Guy takes ill. Then Kline starts having his own ideas. Plays well as an ordinary person's fantasy of what it would be like to fill in for the President (you got me as to what it would really be like). Grodin is great as Kline's accountant buddy who cuts through the budgetary chaff. Langella's character is a bit over-ripe, for which this gets docked a point. 9/10

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