This is the sequel to "Romancing the Stone" where Jack and Joan have their yacht and easy life, but are gradually getting bored with each other and this way of life. Joan accepts an ... See full summary »
Doug is a young man who works all day as a concierge at a luxurious hotel, saving money to make his own business. Unfortunately, when he finds the financial supporter he needs, he discovers... See full summary »
Michael J. Fox,
Andrew Shepherd is approaching the end of his first term as President of the United States. He's a widower with a young daughter and has proved to be popular with the public. His election seems assured. That is until he meets Sydney Ellen Wade, a paid political activist working for an environmental lobby group. He's immediately smitten with her and after several amusing attempts, they finally manage to go on a date (which happens to be a State dinner for the visiting President of France). His relationship with Wade opens the door for his prime political opponent, Senator Bob Rumson, to launch an attack on the President's character, something he could not do in the previous election as Shepherd's wife had only recently died. Written by
Prior to Aaron Sorkin joining the project, early versions of the script depicted President Andrew Shepherd as a military veteran and former special ops agent. Rob Reiner discussed the lead role with Bruce Willis and Steven Seagal before Sorkin's rewrites transitioned Shepherd to a more academic character. See more »
In the limousine (when the President stops at the flower shop), the Washington DC visible through the car windows moves by frame by frame, instead of scrolling smoothly. See more »
This was the worst movie I saw during the year of its release. Acting was OK, but the script was horrible, full of smarmy political correctness. Another of the non-challenging roles Annette Bening took after her great performance in "The Grifters" -- and happily discarded in her memorable role this year in "Än American Beauty." Douglas is certainly viable casting. This movie tried so hard to capitalize on the popularity of the current Presidency, but romanticized the White House in an unrealistic, and not at all charming way.
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