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Head of State (2003)

 -  Comedy  -  28 March 2003 (USA)
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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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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, some sexuality and drug references | See all certifications »
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28 March 2003 (USA)  »

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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

Part of the presidential debate is a verbatim repeat of Monty Python's Argument Sketch. See more »

Goofs

School buses in the State of Florida do not have the name of parishes on them. Florida has counties, so all school buses in the state have the name of the county followed by district schools on them. See more »

Quotes

Mays Gilliam: Who the hell are you to call this place a rat-trap? This is my neighborhood. This is where I'm from. I got my first bike stolen right there.
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Mays Gilliam: My daddy got his bike stolen right there. When I have a son, I hope he's fortunate enough to get stuck up, right there!
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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

Spoofs Martin (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Nite & Day
Written by Kyle West and Al B. Sure!
Performed by Al B. Sure!
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Funnier than expected.
3 August 2003 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

I've always thought that Chris Rock is a genius when it comes to stand-up, but the movies he's played the leading role in, for some reason, haven't been that good. The jokes have been copied off his stand up routine and the script has be so so.

But this one is different. It was actually very funny. I had a good gutlaugh several times and the movie made a pretty good point, too.

Both Chris Rock and Bernie Mac did a good job in this one. If you like Chris Rock's and Bernie Mac's stand up, I'd advice you to watch this.


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