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Dave (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 7 May 1993 (USA)
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To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance is put in his place.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dave Kovic / Bill Mitchell
... Ellen Mitchell
... Bob Alexander
... Alan Reed
... Duane Stevenson
... Vice-President Nance
... Murray Blum
... Alice
... Randi
... White House Tour Guide
... Senate Majority Leader
... House Majority Leader
... Mrs. Travis
... Policeman
... Jerry
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Storyline

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 Scott Nisbet <scott_nisbet@hotmail.com>

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In a country where anybody can become President, anybody just did See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for momentary language and a sexual situation | See all certifications »

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7 May 1993 (USA)  »

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Дейв  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,306,755, 9 May 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$63,270,710
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There's a shot of a network news camera with the same CCN logo as that of the Clamp Cable Network found in Gremlins 2. The scene is leading into the press conference towards the end 1 hour 11 minutes in. See more »

Goofs

Ellen is holding a grocery bag on her lap shortly after she and Dave sneak out of the White House - before they've gone to the store to buy the supplies for the sandwiches. See more »

Quotes

Jay Leno: What is with President Mitchell lately? I mean has this guy been having too many "Happy Meals"? I mean geez!
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Features Tonight! (1953) See more »

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Louie Louie
(1955)
Written by Richard Berry
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Great Fun, Great Story!
15 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

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,

-Chris


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