History Film / Dave

21st Aug '17 5:24:10 PM eroock
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* InstantlyProvenWrong: At Alexander's house, where he watches "President Mitchell's" speech with supporters all ready to start gearing up for Alexander's own presidential run. He gets really cocky when Dave admits to Mitchell's involvement, celebrating the set-up to his own run. Dave then reveals that Alexander was also involved and just as guilty. When they cut again to Alexander, mere seconds later, he's been completely abandoned.

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* InstantlyProvenWrong: At Alexander's house, where he watches "President Mitchell's" speech with supporters all ready to start gearing up for Alexander's own presidential run. He gets really cocky when Dave admits to Mitchell's involvement, celebrating The tour guide at the set-up White House mentions to his own run. Dave then reveals the group of kids that "the White House always maintains its dignity." Cue Bob Alexander was also involved and just as guilty. When they cut again to Alexander, mere seconds later, he's been completely abandoned.storming right by.


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* NearVillainVictory: At Alexander's house, where he watches "President Mitchell's" speech with supporters all ready to start gearing up for Alexander's own presidential run. He gets really cocky when Dave admits to Mitchell's involvement, celebrating the set-up to his own run. Dave then reveals that Alexander was also involved and just as guilty. When they cut again to Alexander, mere seconds later, he's been completely abandoned.
9th Aug '17 2:54:35 AM jormis29
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* WholePlotReference: The plot is essentially an adaptation of ''Literature/ThePrisonerOfZenda'' (a close physical double of a national leader stands in when the real leader is incapacitated, and ends up being both a better leader and a better person all round, falling for the leader's wife in the process), only modernized and stripped of most of the "swashbuckling adventure story" aspects. It also qualifies for a PrinceAndPauper plot. An earlier Richard Dreyfuss movie, ''Moon over Parador'', follows the same plot.

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* WholePlotReference: The plot is essentially an adaptation of ''Literature/ThePrisonerOfZenda'' (a close physical double of a national leader stands in when the real leader is incapacitated, and ends up being both a better leader and a better person all round, falling for the leader's wife in the process), only modernized and stripped of most of the "swashbuckling adventure story" aspects. It also qualifies for a PrinceAndPauper plot. An earlier Richard Dreyfuss movie, ''Moon over Parador'', ''Film/MoonOverParador'', follows the same plot.
11th Jul '17 1:37:48 PM glickmam
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* DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest: [[spoiler:Dave becomes this to the First Lady]].


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* ReplacementLoveInterest: [[spoiler:Dave becomes this to the First Lady]].
24th Jun '17 8:26:35 AM Madrugada
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* GilliganCut: At Alexander's house, where he watches "President Mitchell's" speech with supporters all ready to start gearing up for Alexander's own presidential run. He gets really cocky when Dave admits to Mitchell's involvement, celebrating the set-up to his own run. Dave then reveals that Alexander was also involved and just as guilty. When they cut again to Alexander, mere seconds later, he's been completely abandoned.


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*InstantlyProvenWrong: At Alexander's house, where he watches "President Mitchell's" speech with supporters all ready to start gearing up for Alexander's own presidential run. He gets really cocky when Dave admits to Mitchell's involvement, celebrating the set-up to his own run. Dave then reveals that Alexander was also involved and just as guilty. When they cut again to Alexander, mere seconds later, he's been completely abandoned.
18th Jun '17 1:25:13 PM MikeW
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* GoneHorriblyRight: Bob's entire scheme is to make everyone believe Dave is the President. It works...to the point where Bob realizes too late there's no way he can expose the truth without revealing himself the mastermind and go to jail and Dave can continue to do his job.
10th Jun '17 9:53:54 AM MarshalGrover
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* DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest: [[spoiler:Dave becomes this to the First Lady]].
2nd Jun '17 1:33:50 PM DrOO7
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** Dave gives a pretty effective one of these to Dwayne when the latter contradicts him on a request.
11th May '17 3:22:12 PM glickmam
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** More pointedly, Murray gives Dave a quick version of this as he's leaving after helping Dave with balancing the federal budget. This is when Dave realizes that the deception can't continue.

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** More pointedly, Dave's accountant friend, Murray Blum, gives Dave a quick version of this as he's leaving after helping Dave with balancing the federal budget. This is when Dave realizes that the deception can't continue.
11th May '17 3:17:15 PM glickmam
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* HeelFaceTurn: Alan Reed.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Alan Reed. Even then, however, Reed was not all that bad to begin with, and, in fact, was actually trying to convince Alexander that, sooner or later, the more sensible solution to Mitchell's coma was to just call in Vice President Gary Nance.



** Later, after being fired, he tries to impeach the President by revealing his role in a savings and loan fraud. Dave admits "his" involvement, but manages to procure evidence that Alexander was also involved. Everyone deserts Alexander.

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** Later, after being fired, he tries to impeach have the President impeached by revealing his role in a savings and loan fraud. Dave admits "his" involvement, but manages to procure evidence that Alexander was also involved. Everyone deserts Alexander.
11th May '17 3:06:39 PM glickmam
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''Dave'' is a 1993 comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman. More or less, it's ''Literature/ThePrisonerOfZenda'' [[SettingUpdate updated]] to the modern-day United States.

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''Dave'' is a 1993 comedy film produced and directed by Ivan Reitman. More or less, it's ''Literature/ThePrisonerOfZenda'' [[SettingUpdate updated]] to the modern-day United States.
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