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PG-13| 1 hr. 54 min.

Plot Summary
With the end of his first term in sight, widowed U.S. President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) knows that overwhelming public support will guarantee his re-election. But when he falls in love with lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade (Annette Bening), Shepherd's supporters question the relationship, and his approval ratings drop. As a rival presidential candidate goes on the attack, Shepherd must choose between his political career and his love for Sydney.

Cast: Michael Douglas , Annette Bening , Martin Sheen , Michael J. Fox , David Paymer , Samantha Mathis , John Mahoney , Anna Deavere Smith

Director: Rob Reiner

Genres: Romantic comedy

Distributor: Warner Home Vídeo, Columbia Pictures, MCA/Universal Pictures [us], Columbia Tristar

The American President (1995)

Release Date: November 17th, 1995|1 hr. 54 min.

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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's a revamped Cinderella story with power as the aphrodisiac, and Douglas and Bening play it to the classy hilt. The courtship scenes in the film's lighter, more deft first half have the bounce of a moonstruck fable. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    In Sorkin's vision, this is what ought to happen when a political progressive occupies the White House -- provided he has principles, guts and more on his mind than voter-approval polls and re- election prospects. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    A super cast injects it with Teddy Roosevelt vitality. [17 Nov 1995, p.D1] show more

  • February 26, 2011 seego1
    Report This User

    One of my favorite movies.....I love it!

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