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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The White House tour guide tells her audience that 42 presidents "and their wives lived in the White House" before the current president, President Mitchell. When Vice President Nance is sworn in, the TV commentator proclaims Nance will be the 45th president (as Mitchell is the 44th.) That math doesn't seem to add up. So where's the missing president? It's George Washington, who did not live in the White House, since it was completed after his presidency. See more »
You know, I've always wondered about you guys. You know, about how you're trained to take a bullet for the president?
What about it?
Is that really true? I mean, would you let yourself be killed to save his life?
So, now that means you'd get killed for me too.
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I really can't express how much I like this movie.
Forget about the exceptional cast and acting. Forget Ivan Reitman's great direction and the highly suitable music of James Newton Howard. Even the notable guest appearances from senators, journalists etc.
That makes it for me one of my all time favorite movies, is the heart of its characters, especially Dave.
It's all about doing the right thing.
Unfortunately almost never good people reach the highest offices. You need to be a politician. To sell yourself bit by bit, to compromise, to lie or even worst.
But what if? What if purely by chance or because the universe wanted it, a good, honest, caring man becomes the most powerful man in the world? This is the main theme of this great movie and you surely wont give it justice if you see it as a farce or a comedy.
For me this movie is a 10. I really think writers and directors should make more movies like this, instead of writing about lunatics and serial killers.
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