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Head of State (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 28 March 2003 (USA)
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

One candidate for the presidency dies in an accident a couple of weeks before the election. Meanwhile the alderman Mays Gilliam becomes a hero when he rescues a woman and her cat from an old house that would blow up. However his fiancee Kim does not pay his bills and dumps him, and Gilliam loses everything including his fancy car. When Senator Bill Arnot sees the news on television, he plots a scheme with the party advisors Martin Geller and Debra Lassiter to invite Mays to be the party nominee and lose the election for the other candidate, Vice-President Brian Lewis. Four years later, he would be the candidate and would have the chance of winning the election. Mays has a terrible beginning of campaign but when his older brother Mitch Gilliam meets him in Chicago, he advises Mays to be himself. Will he have the chance to be the first African American President of the USA? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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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Chef de l'état  »

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$35,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Shares five actors from The Wire (2002), Delaney Williams, Clarke Peters, Reg E. Cathey, Doug Roberts, and an uncredited Tray Chaney. See more »

Goofs

When Mays Gilliam is speaking at the "Pimps & Hoes" rally, you can see a "ho" in the background mouthing the words of his speech. See more »

Quotes

Mays Gilliam: You show me a grown man that's never said shit and I'll show you somebody that's full of shit!
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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 Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 (2000) 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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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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