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(1993)

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Real life US president at the time Bill Clinton was a big fan of the movie.
In one of the press conferences, there's a Clamp Cable Network camera from Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), which starred Kevin Kline's wife, Phoebe Cates.
The House of Delegates Chamber in the State Capitol building in Richmond, VA doubled for the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. While the movie was being filmed, many members of the Virginia House of Delegates and visitors to the Capitol that day were used as extras.
United States Senator 'Alfonse D'Amato' was set to cameo as himself but then pulled out of the film following issues between the Senate and Warner Brothers over the content in Ice-T's album "Cop Killer". D'Amato later attempted to return to the film after Ice-T parted ways with Warner Brothers but director Ivan Reitman turned him down.
Many Hollywood personalities, US Congressmen, and political commentators appear in this film as themselves.
Kevin Kline got the part after Warren Beatty and Kevin Costner both turned it down.
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.
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The president's full name in the movie is William Harrison Mitchell; William Henry Harrison was a real president elected in 1840 and the first president to die in office. The vice president in the movie is named Nance; John Nance Garner was Franklin D. Roosevelt's vice president for two terms, and once derided the job as not being "worth a pitcher of warm piss" (bowdlerized at the time and often misquoted as "spit").
Ivan Reitman offered Howard Stern a cameo role as himself but Stern turned it down. Reitman would later produce Stern's film debut, Private Parts (1997).
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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.
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Author Gary Ross appears as Policeman number 2.
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Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley also appeared in Death and the Maiden (1994).
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Kevin Dunn had appeared with Kevin Kline just the year before in Chaplin (1992); and with both Sigourney Weaver and Frank Langella in 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992).
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Cameo 

Oliver Stone:  the man who tries to convince the reporter that the president is not the same man as he used to be.

Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

When they are swearing Gary Nance as president, they refer to him as the 45th president of the United States. This means that Mitchell would be the 44th. George W. Bush is the 43rd President of the United States. Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States.
Director Ivan Reitman cast his wife Geneviève Robert and son Jason Reitman as the wife and son of Vice President Nance, as he is being sworn in as president near the end of the film.

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