History Film / Dave

6th Jun '18 8:53:23 AM Macsen
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* TheCameo: A number of {{politician|GuestStar}}s and [[NewscasterCameo news pundits]] appear in the film as themselves.

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* TheCameo: A number of {{politician|GuestStar}}s and [[NewscasterCameo news pundits]] appear in the film as themselves. Among the most notable of these are multiple scenes of ''Series/TheMcLaughlinGroup''.
6th Jun '18 8:48:42 AM Macsen
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* LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone: Last shots of the film have Ellen coming in to volunteer for Dave's city council campaign. He sees her, shuffles her into his office, and the immediately start kissing. They stop for a moment so Dave can close the blinds--while multiple people, including Murray, are looking on in disbelief--and Duane then steps in front of the office door.

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* LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone: Last shots of the film have Ellen coming in to volunteer for Dave's city council campaign. He sees her, shuffles her into his office, and the they immediately start kissing. They stop for a moment so Dave can close the blinds--while multiple people, including Murray, are looking on in disbelief--and Duane then steps in front of the office door.
6th Jun '18 8:47:08 AM Macsen
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* LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone: Last shots of the film have Ellen coming in to volunteer for Dave's city council campaign. He sees her, shuffles her into his office, and the immediately start kissing. They stop for a moment so Dave can close the blinds--while multiple people, including Murray, are looking on in disbelief--and Duane then steps in front of the office door.
6th Jun '18 8:43:29 AM Macsen
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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.



** 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.
6th Jun '18 8:43:01 AM Macsen
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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The last couple minutes of the film covers the real President Mitchell's death, the inauguration of Nance as President, and the indictment of Bob Alexander, while Dave decides to run for DC City Council...and ends up bagging Ellen for real. Oh, and Duane is his bodyguard.
14th Apr '18 12:50:28 PM SharkToast
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* NoPartyGiven: Bill Mitchell's political affiliations aren't mentioned.
28th Jan '18 7:25:28 AM DoctorNemesis
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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: When the White House Chief of Staff and Communications Director conspire to replace the incapacitated president with an impersonator in order to pursue their own agendas it is a nefarious conspiracy. When the impersonator himself, his new squeeze the First Lady and a Secret Service agent do the same thing it is portrayed as heartwarming and principled. It does make some difference that, unlike Alexander, Dave was willing to end the deception once he found out the VP was not mentally ill so it was no longer necessary for him to continue.

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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: When the White House Chief of Staff and Communications Director conspire to replace the incapacitated president with an impersonator in order to pursue their own agendas it is a nefarious conspiracy. When the impersonator himself, his new squeeze the First Lady and a Secret Service agent do the same thing it is portrayed as heartwarming and principled. It does make some difference that, unlike Alexander, Dave was willing to end the deception once he found out the VP was not mentally ill so it was no longer necessary for him to continue. It also helps that Dave's agenda, unlike Alexander's, was actually based around helping people and not just lining his own pockets.
22nd Dec '17 12:29:28 PM eroock
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* BecomingTheMask: In terms of assuming his position as President. Fortunately, he doesn't become the {{Jerkass}} the real President Mitchell was; in fact, he somewhat redeems the real Mitchell's reputation.
18th Nov '17 8:50:13 AM nirao01
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The President of the United States is Bill Mitchell (Creator/KevinKline), a corrupt career politician who works closely with his equally corrupt advisors, especially Chief of Staff Bob Alexander (Frank Langella). Meanwhile, Dave Kovic (also Kline) is a NiceGuy [[TheEveryman Everyman]] who happens to [[IdenticalStranger look exactly like the President]], and has a side job impersonating him at parties. One day, Dave is hired as a BodyDouble in an effort to cover up one of Mitchell's extramarital affairs. After the President unexpectedly falls into a coma while having sex with his mistress, Alexander refuses to give up his power and invents an outrageous conspiracy: place Dave in the Oval Office and pretend the coma never happened! Alexander assumes that Dave will be an easily manipulated puppet, but what happens when Dave starts BecomingTheMask?

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The President of the United States is Bill Mitchell (Creator/KevinKline), a corrupt career politician who works closely with his equally corrupt advisors, especially Chief of Staff Bob Alexander (Frank Langella).(Creator/FrankLangella). Meanwhile, Dave Kovic (also Kline) is a NiceGuy [[TheEveryman Everyman]] who happens to [[IdenticalStranger look exactly like the President]], and has a side job impersonating him at parties. One day, Dave is hired as a BodyDouble in an effort to cover up one of Mitchell's extramarital affairs. After the President unexpectedly falls into a coma while having sex with his mistress, Alexander refuses to give up his power and invents an outrageous conspiracy: place Dave in the Oval Office and pretend the coma never happened! Alexander assumes that Dave will be an easily manipulated puppet, but what happens when Dave starts BecomingTheMask?
8th Nov '17 12:34:18 PM dotchan
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* FishOutOfWater: Dave is initially in over his head, but he soon adapts and steers the Executive Office in a better direction due to his commonsense knowledge of what's right and what's wrong.

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* FishOutOfWater: Dave is initially in over his head, but he soon adapts and steers the Executive Office in a better direction due to his commonsense knowledge of what's right and what's wrong.wrong as well as his willingness to listen to trusted advisors.
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