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American President, The

American President, The(1995)

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Brief Synopsis

How does the widowed leader of the free world balance his many obligations to his country with the ordinary demands and everyday rites of courtship? When President Andrew Shepherd, quite unexpectedly, falls in love with Sydney Wade, an environmental lobbyist, he must overcome obstacles not faced by average citizens; he must worry that the public''s right to know will collide with the desire for personal privacy. He must contend with approval ratings, an inquiring press and an aggressive political opponent just to go on a date. The President''s advisors, chief of staff, domestic policy advisor, White House pollster and press secretary help him get through his busy schedule, deal with demands of congress and quell any global predicaments. But political crises are different than personal ones and somehow the American President alone must find a way to balance his love for his country with his love for an incredible woman.

Cast & Crew

Rob Reiner Director
Michael Douglas President Andrew Shepherd
Annette Bening Sidney Ellen Wade
Michael J. Fox Lewis Rothschild
Martin Sheen A J Macinerney
Richard Dreyfuss Senator Rumson
Wendie Malick Susan Sloan
Anna Deavere Smith Robin Mccall
Samantha Mathis Janie Basdin
Shawna Waldron Lucy Shepherd
David Paymer Leon Kodak
Anne Haney Mrs. Chapil
Nina Siemaszko Beth Wade

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  PG-13 Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1995 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  Sony Pictures Releasing
Sound:  Production Co:  Castle Rock Entertainment .....Production Company, Wildwood Enterprises .....Production Company, .....Production Company, For Stars Catering .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Industrial Light + Magic .....Production Company, Video Images .....Production Company, Pacific Title & Art Studio .....Production Company, Tomkats Movie Catering, Llc .....Production Company, R/Greenberg Associates .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Panavision, Ltd. .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc. .....Production Company, Sony Pictures Scoring Stage .....Production Company, Soundelux .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, CNN .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Central Casting, Inc. .....Production Company, United International Pictures .....World Wide Theatrical Distributor, Sony Pictures Releasing .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment .....Domestic Video Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  United States (USA)

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  • American President

    P A mClEMORE 2016-07-10

    Light hearted enjoyable movie. Just enough humor and romance to make the film fun and enjoyable. MORE>

  • The American President

    Alethea Thomas 2010-02-28

    Rob Reiner did a great job of directing this movie. The actors...the music score...the story! All done very well. This movie gives us an inside look of... MORE>