- Original title
- Running time
- 105 min.
- United States
James Newton Howard
Warner Bros presents a Northern Lights Entertainment Production
Comedy | Politics
- Synopsis / Plot
- Judging by their looks, conservative United States President Bill Mitchell and liberal minded temp-agency owner Dave Kovic could be identical twins separated at birth. When two Secret Service agents, at Chief-of-Staff Bob Alexander's request, clandestinely draft Dave into servicing his country by temporarily standing-in for President Mitchell, the carefree humanitarian gladly answers his call to duty. After all, as the President's look-alike Dave has aped austere Mitchell before. Luckily, the plan goes off without a hitch. But in an ironic twist of fate, President Mitchell is incapacitated, leaving Dave in a political hot-spot. Once Dave takes the extraordinary opportunity to implement progressive programs, reduce the national deficit and significantly effect social change, he nearly overturns Mitchell's reactionary administration, even as the very handlers begin conspiring against him.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Original Screenplay
: 2 Nominations for Golden Globe: Best Movie Comedy, Actor Comedy (Kline)
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
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