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Dave [1993] (1 disc)
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Director:Ivan Reitman
Writer:Gary Ross
Composer:James Newton Howard
Length:110 minutes
(1 hour 50 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:97%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Family
  • Drama
  • Romance
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Synopsis: A one-time job as a presidential stand-in becomes a more permanent arrangement.


Reaction: Kevin Kline is wonderful in the dual roles and he just makes you want to watch him.


Personal Rating: 8/10

Select Cast and Crew
Ivan Reitman => Director
Gary Ross => Writer
James Newton Howard => Composer
Arnold Schwarzenegger => Himself
Ben Kingsley => Vice-President Nance
Ben Stein => Himself
Bonnie Hunt => White House Tour Guide
Charles Grodin => Murray Blum
Charles Hallahan => Policeman
Chris Matthews => Himself (as Christopher Matthews)
Faith Prince => Alice
Frank Langella => Bob Alexander
Jay Leno => Himself
John McLaughlin => Himself
Kevin Dunn => Alan Reed
Kevin Kline => Bill Mitchell / Dave Kovic
Larry King => Himself
Laura Linney => Randi
Oliver Stone => Himself
Parley Baer => Senate Majority Leader
Sigourney Weaver => Ellen Mitchell
Stephen Root => Don Durenberger
Ving Rhames => Duane Stevenson

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • In one of the press conferences, there's a Clamp Cable Network camera from Gremlins 2: The New Batch, which starred Kevin Kline's wife, Phoebe Cates.
  • Many Hollywood personalities, US Congressmen, and political commentators appear in this film as themselves.
  • The president's full name in the movie is William Harrison Mitchell; [?] William Henry Harrison was a real president elected in 1840 and the first president to die in office. The vice president in the movie is named Nance; [?] John Nance Garner was [?] Franklin D. Roosevelt's vice president for two terms, and once derided the job as not being "worth a pitcher of warm piss" (bowdlerized at the time and often misquoted as "spit").
  • Kevin Kline got the part after Warren Beatty and Kevin Costner both turned it down.
  • In the film, Dave lies about a girl he met who is half-American and half-Polynesian. Kevin Kline's wife, Phoebe Cates, is half-American and half-Polynesian.
  • When they are swearing Gary Nance as president, they refer to him as the 45th president of the United States. This means that Mitchell would be the 44th. George W. Bush is the 43rd President of the United States. Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States.