Bill Mitchell is the philandering and distant President of the United States. Dave Kovic is a sweet-natured and caring Temp Agency operator, who by a staggering coincidence looks exactly like the President. As such, when Mitchell wants to escape an official luncheon, the Secret Service hires Dave to stand in for him. Unfortunately, Mitchell suffers a severe stroke whilst having sex with one of his aides, and Dave finds himself stuck in the role indefinitely. The corrupt and manipulative Chief of Staff, Bob Alexander, plans to use Dave to elevate himself to the White House - but unfortunately, he doesn't count on Dave enjoying himself in office, using his luck to make the country a better place, and falling in love with the beautiful First Lady...Written by
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In the beginning of the movie, when Dave is substituting for President Mitchell, Dave is seen leaving the Monroe Hotel. President John F. Kennedy was having an affair with Marilyn Monroe, so that might have been a nod to the affair. See more »
After the dinner, Dave is shown getting into a Lincoln Town Car limousine. In 1993, the Presidential limo is a Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham. See more »
Mr. President, Gary Nance is waiting in your office.
[biting on the words]
The Vice President.
The *Vice President!*
Oh! I'm sorry, ever since I had the stroke I've not been hearing things right... it's like...*whooo!*
Oh my God...
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This film just has greatness written all over it! First you have a great director, Ivan Reitman, then you have a slew of great actors: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn, Ving Rhames, Ben Kinsley, Charles Grodin and Laura Linney. All the actors did a great job in this film. The film is sometimes funny, and sometimes touching. It's all very well done in this film. The story is a very interesting one, and not too terribly far-fetched.
There really isn't much to say other than if you like any of these actors or director above, then you should probably see this film. Or, if you think you'd like a little comedy/drama, then check it out. I really enjoyed this film and I hope you will as well. Thanks for reading,
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