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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)  »

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

The main character's name Mays Gilliam is a combination of two famous New York baseball players from the 1950s: Willie Mays of the New York Giants and Junior Gilliam of the Brooklyn Dodgers. See more »

Goofs

When the Californians are rushing to vote, extras can be seen running out from BETWEEN the houses, instead of from inside the houses. See more »

Quotes

Reporter: Who did you vote for?
Meat Man: For what?
Reporter: The President.
Meat Man: Of what?
Reporter: The United States.
Meat Man: Of what?
Reporter: Of America.
Meat Man: What America?
Reporter: North America.
Meat Man: Naw slick, I don't vote. You wanna buy some of this meat or what?
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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

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

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Who We Be
Written by DMX (as Earl Simmons) & Mickey (Black Key) Davis
Performed by DMX
Courtesy of Ruff Ryders/Def Jam Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Could be better.
21 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought it was really funny but they should have taken out some really stupid parts. Like in the begginning of the movie Chris Rock girlfriend was terribly annoying. Some of the dialouge Chris Rock said was supposed to be funny but it wasn't. Some of the programs the goverment ran were really stupid and they just put it in there to make it PG-13. Ex: Prostitutes. Anyway... Bad company was a lot better. Rent that instead.


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