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Dave PG-13

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 28, 2008
  • Originally Released: 1993
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
  • Additional Release Materials:
    • Featurette - The Making of Dave
    • Trailers (4)

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

Alan Simpson who appears in a cameo and Bill Clinton agree that the movie "kind of gives you a warm feeling."
  - Jeff Giles, NEWSWEEK 5/10/1993
"I basically make grand entertainments...I hate pretentious filmmaking." Director Ivan Reitman on "Dave."
  - Jeff Giles, NEWSWEEK, 5/10/1993
"In 'Dave,' he would basically let me do what I wanted...Then he would ask me to do what he saw. Then he would say, 'Do what you want.' In those takes after his directon, I could satisfy both of us." Sigourney Weaver talking about director Ivan Reitman.
  - Randall Rothenberg, NEW YORK TIMES, 5/2/1993

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh95%

Total Count: 59


User Ratings: 42,762
It's opportunistic, superficial, and great fun. Full Review
Independent on Sunday
Dec 7, 2017
A genial, expertly played political comedy proves that the spirit of Mr. Smith still lives. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Aug 2, 2013
It's the spritely comic timing of the fine Hollywood ensemble that keeps Dave percolating. This affable, well-built comedy is Reitman's best since Ghostbusters. Full Review
Feb 13, 2018
Rating: 2.5/4 -- While it's sloppy and draggy in parts, Kevin Kline, in the title role, delivers an ingratiating comedic performance. Full Review
Philadelphia Inquirer
Aug 2, 2013
...Kline has grown into a masterful sly comedian....He does a deadpan star turn...
Entertainment Weekly
May 14, 1993
Layering this sweet comedic story with some sharp, editorial barbs, screenwriter Gary Ross has fashioned an engaging, brainy comedy. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
May 8, 2018
...A winner....Kline is a comic marvel...
Rolling Stone
Jun 10, 1993

Product Description:

A presidential look-alike finds himself in the oval office "filling in" for the president who has fallen ill. Lacking the political savvy of the real president, "Dave" proceeds to govern the country with a refreshingly straight-forward approach. Academy Award Nominations: Best (Original) Screenplay.

Description by Warner Home Video:

Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver star in this box-office winner about an uncanny Presidential look-a-like recruited as a momentary stand-in for America's Chief Executive. However, things don't turn out exactly as planned and Dave finds himself continuing the masquerade indefinitely.
Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) directs and supporting players Frank Langella, Ving Rhames, Ben Kingsley and Charles Grodin supply more reasons to stand up and cheer. Real-life Washington politicos and pundits join the fun as Dave uses ordinary-guy savvy to deal with the extraordinary responsibilities of the Oval Office.

Plot Synopsis:

Judging by their looks, conservative United States President Bill Mitchell and liberal minded temp-agency owner Dave Kovic could be identical twins separated at birth. When two Secret Service agents, at Chief-of-Staff Bob Alexander's request, clandestinely draft Dave into servicing his country by temporarily standing-in for President Mitchell, the carefree humanitarian gladly answers his call to duty. After all, as the President's look-alike Dave has aped austere Mitchell before.
Luckily, the plan goes off without a hitch. But in an ironic twist of fate, President Mitchell is incapacitated, leaving Dave in a political hot-spot. Once Dave takes the extraordinary opportunity to implement progressive programs, reduce the national deficit and significantly effect social change, he nearly overturns Mitchell's reactionary administration, even as the very handlers begin conspiring against him.


Production Notes:

  • Co-produced by Lights Entertainment and Donner/Shuler-Donner Productions.
  • Original aspect ratio of 1.85:1.
  • Actor Frank Langella gained 25 pounds for the role as chief of staff Bob Alexander in "Dave." Senators Paul Simon, Tom Harkin, Christopher Dodd, Alan Simpson, Howard Metzenbaum and Justice Abner J. Mikva made cameo appearances along with "The McLaughlin Group," liberal columnist Michael Kinsley, journalists Nina Totenberg, Eleanor Clift, Kathleen Sullivan, Richard Reeves, and Helen Thomas. Oliver Stone parodies himself as a conspiracy-theorist guest on the talk show "Larry King Live" and entertainers Jay Leno and Arnold Schwarzenegger play themselves.
  • Rated BBFC 12 by the British Board of Film Classification.
  • When the film was released on video in the UK the rating was changed to BBFC 15.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 21,383
  • UPC: 883929039975
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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