When the President and Speaker of the House are killed in a building collapse, and the Vice-President declines the office due to age and ill-health, Senate President pro tempore Douglas Dilman (James Earl Jones) suddenly becomes the first black man to occupy the Oval Office. The events from that day to the next election when he must decide if he will actually run challenge his skills as a politician and leader.
Fate thrust him into the biggest job in the world...President of the United States. Now he wonders if he's big enough to do it.
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This was originally announced for Sidney Poitier in 1965. See more
When you justify murder in the name of morality, you've done nothing but murder your morality.
Referenced in Isn't It Shocking?