The American President

Released 1995

Director: Rob Reiner

Rating: PG-13

Studio: Sony/Columbia

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  • The American President is the beloved 1995 romantic comedy from celebrated director Rob Reiner (Stand by Me) and iconic screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network). Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) is a former college history professor who won the Presidency of the United States in an accidental victory. A Democrat, his Republican foes could not use their normal weapons about the weak character of the Democratic nominee because Shepherd's wife died just before he got the nomination. He is now in the third year of his administration, looking forward to renomination and re-election because he has a 60% approval rating. He plans to use this by getting a weak anti-assault weapon bill passed. But he is soon confronted by a leading environmental lobby group led by John Mahoney. They have hired a new lobbyist, Sidney Ellen Wade (Annette Benning) and soon Sidney and Andrew are starting a love affair. Leading Republican rival of Shepherd - Senator Bob Rumson (Richard Dreyfus) starts using the love affair to undermine public confidence in the President and his administration.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Martin Sheen

    A.J. MacInerney

  • David Paymer

    Leon Kodak

  • Richard Dreyfuss

    Senator Bob Rumson

  • Wendie Malick

    Susan Sloan

  • Michael Douglas

    President Andrew Shepherd

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  • Notes (3)

    • Domestically, An American President was the 29th most successful movie of 1995.

    • An American President took a worldwide gross of $107,879,496.

    • An American President took a domestic gross of $60,079,496.

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    By gracielove, Nov 11, 2012