When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam is unexpectedly picked as his replacement.

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Storyline

Mays Gilliam, a Washington D.C. neighborhood Alderman, is about to be red-lined out of his job. But after the untimely death of the party frontrunner, Gilliam is plucked from obscurity, and thrust into the limelight as his party's nominee--for President of the United States. The players in Gilliam's life include: Mitch Gilliam, his unsophisticated older brother who becomes his running mate; Kim, his ex-girlfriend who had once dumped him, but who now has a sudden change of heart as she sees a chance at becoming First Lady; Martin Geller, his campaign manager; Lisa Clark, the woman who truly believes in Gilliam; and Debra Lassiter, the woman who doesn't have faith in his candidacy, and is serving as his reluctant advisor. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The only thing white is the house.

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Rated PG-13 for language, some sexuality and drug references | See all certifications »

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28 March 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chef de l'état  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$13,503,484 (USA) (28 March 2003)

Gross:

$37,788,228 (USA) (6 June 2003)
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Trivia

Tina Fey was one of the five uncredited writers who did a re-write on the screenplay. See more »

Goofs

The city of Washington, D.C. does not have aldermen, but councilmen. Nor is there a 9th ward, there are only 8. See more »

Quotes

Mays Gilliam: No, you can't use food stamps to buy tires.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, it lists many famous politicians, then in parenthesis it says "(Are not in this movie)". See more »

Connections

References NWA: Total Nonstop Action (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Nothin'
Written by Pharrell Williams (as Pharrell L. Williams), Noreaga (as Victor Santiago) & Greg Camp
Performed by N.O.R.E.
Courtesy of Def Jam Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Really funny
31 March 2003 | by (Pleasant Hill, CA) – See all my reviews

i am extremely liberal and went to this movie looking for some "republican/conservative" bashing. I got it.

A couple of my friends are slightly conservative and were afraid to see this movie. They laughed louder and harder than I did.

This is a good movie overall, with a mass-appeal.

Kudos to Chris Rock.


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