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American President, The(1995)

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  • Aaron Sorkin was nominated for the 1995 award for Best Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen by the Writers Guild of America (WGA).
  • Rob Reiner was nominated for the 1995 Golden Laurel Award by the Producers Guild of America.
  • Released in United States Fall November 17, 1995
  • Released in United States March 2001
  • Released in United States on Video May 14, 1996
  • Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 1-11, 2001.
  • In October 1995, screenwriter William Richert lost a Writers Guild arbitration ruling in which he charged that Aaron Sorkin's 1993 screenplay was based on Richert's "The President Elopes," which Redford's Wildwood Enterprises optioned in 1984.
  • Began shooting January 17, 1995.
  • Completed shooting April 19, 1995.
  • Robert Redford was originally attached to play the president but dropped out due to differences in the creative direction. His Wildwood Enterprises developed the material.
  • Screenwriters Ron Bass, Kevin Wade, Alice Arlen, and Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel all worked on various drafts of "The President Elopes."
  • Released in United States March 2001 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 1-11, 2001.)
  • Released in United States on Video May 14, 1996
  • Released in United States Fall November 17, 1995