History Film / TheAmericanPresident

7th Jun '17 9:39:05 AM xcountryguy
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* AmericanTitle

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* AmericanTitleAmericanTitle: The ''American'' President



* BorrowedCatchphrase[=/=]IronicEcho: In an unscripted (in-universe) speech savaging Bob Rumson for using Sydney to smear him, Andy turns Rumson's catchphrase around: "My name is Andrew Shepherd, and I ''am'' the President!"

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* BorrowedCatchphrase[=/=]IronicEcho: BorrowedCatchphrase: In an unscripted (in-universe) speech savaging Bob Rumson for using Sydney to smear him, Andy turns Rumson's catchphrase around: "My name is Andrew Shepherd, and I ''am'' the President!"



* MistakenForPrankCall[=/=]MistakenForAnImpostor: Shepherd's first attempt to talk on the phone to Sydney Ellen Wade goes badly, with her thinking he is a colleague trying to give his best Andrew Shepherd impression.

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* MistakenForPrankCall[=/=]MistakenForAnImpostor: MistakenForPrankCall: Shepherd's first attempt to talk on the phone to Sydney Ellen Wade goes badly, with her thinking he is a colleague trying to give his best Andrew Shepherd impression.
30th May '17 6:48:18 PM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: Most of the major characters are embryonic versions of the cast of Sorkin's ''TheWestWing'', which makes watching it an interesting experience for fans of the show. For instance:

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* {{Expy}}: Most of the major characters are embryonic versions of the cast of Sorkin's ''TheWestWing'', ''Series/TheWestWing'', which makes watching it an interesting experience for fans of the show. For instance:



* SpiritualSuccessor: ''TheWestWing''

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''TheWestWing''''Series/TheWestWing''
23rd Mar '17 8:33:29 AM Kirayoshi
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* NeverLiveItDown: Sydney nearly walks through the wrong door into the President's private office after their first meeting. Her sister finds this endlessly amusing.

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* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse example: Sydney nearly walks through the wrong door into the President's private office after their first meeting. meeting. Her sister finds this endlessly amusing.
23rd Mar '17 8:31:16 AM Kirayoshi
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* NeverLiveItDown: Sydney nearly walks through the wrong door into the President's private office after their first meeting. Her sister finds this endlessly amusing.
-->'''Sydney''': I stood in the middle of the Oval Office and I made it very clear that from now on, he who doesn't take the GDC seriously does so at his peril!\\
'''Beth''': And then you walked out the wrong door.\\
'''Sydney''': Are you gonna be throwing that back at me the rest of my life?\\
'''Beth''': That's my current plan, yes.
23rd Mar '17 8:21:54 AM Kirayoshi
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: In addition to the AmbiguousSyntax entry above, there's this scene where Sydney tries to explain why she and Andrew Shepherd should not see each other:
-->'''Shepherd''': You want a drink? Lemme take your coat.\\
'''Sydney''': Mr. President, this isn't gonna work.\\
'''Shepherd''': Sure it will. You button the top button, and it doesn't fall off the hanger.
9th Mar '17 2:16:13 PM LaurelHS
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* SarcasticConfession: Not done on purpose, but when Shepard introduces himself over the phone to Wade she doesn't believe him. She then proceeds to mock him, figuring he was a friend pulling a prank. Shepard ''then'' gives her the White House number (where the operator is ready to connect her call) in order to convince her.

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* SarcasticConfession: Not done on purpose, but when Shepard Shepherd introduces himself over the phone to Wade she doesn't believe him. She then proceeds to mock him, figuring he was a friend pulling a prank. Shepard Shepherd ''then'' gives her the White House number (where the operator is ready to connect her call) in order to convince her.
9th Mar '17 2:10:29 PM LaurelHS
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* BrickJoke: Sydney shows up late for a holiday gathering and complains about getting stuck on [=DuPont=] Circle again. Towards the end of the movie, Shepherd wants to drive to Sydneys's house and try to win her back after their huge argument, but A.J. doesn't like the idea:

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* BrickJoke: Sydney shows up late for a holiday gathering and complains about getting stuck on [=DuPont=] Circle again. Towards the end of the movie, Shepherd wants to drive to Sydneys's Sydney's house and try to win her back after their huge argument, but A.J. doesn't like the idea:
9th Mar '17 8:12:32 AM LaurelHS
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* BrickJoke: Sydney shows up late for a holiday gathering and complains about getting stuck on DuPont Circle again. Towards the end of the movie, Shepherd wants to drive to Sydneys's house and try to win her back after their huge argument, but A.J. doesn't like the idea:

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* BrickJoke: Sydney shows up late for a holiday gathering and complains about getting stuck on DuPont [=DuPont=] Circle again. Towards the end of the movie, Shepherd wants to drive to Sydneys's house and try to win her back after their huge argument, but A.J. doesn't like the idea:



-->'''Sydney:''' ''(unexpectedly entering the room)'' Just stay away from DuPont Circle, I hear it's murder this time of day.

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-->'''Sydney:''' ''(unexpectedly entering the room)'' Just stay away from DuPont [=DuPont=] Circle, I hear it's murder this time of day.
8th Mar '17 2:10:12 PM LaurelHS
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* BrickJoke: Sydney shows up late for a holiday gathering and complains about getting stuck on DuPont Circle again. Towards the end of the movie, Shepherd wants to drive to Sydneys's house and try to win her back after their huge argument, but A.J. doesn't like the idea:
-->'''Shepherd:''' I'm the Commander-In-Chief of the most powerful army in the world, you don't think I can drive ten blocks?
-->'''Sydney:''' ''(unexpectedly entering the room)'' Just stay away from DuPont Circle, I hear it's murder this time of day.
16th Feb '17 3:40:10 PM LaurelHS
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** It also happened to him when he tried to get flowers for Sydney. He tried calling the florist, only for said florist to hang up after he stated he was the President of the United States. Then, on his way to fundraiser, he happens upon the shop of the florist he called, and gets out of the car to buy flowers as an apology to Sydney for canceling their date that night. Said florist is on the phone, and when he tries to get her attention, she blows him off, then does a DoubleTake. He asks her if she was the same florist he called earlier, and she faints at the realization that she hung up on ''the President of the United States''.

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** It also happened to him when he tried to get flowers for Sydney. He tried calling the florist, only for said florist to hang up after he stated he was the President of the United States. Then, on his way to a fundraiser, he happens upon the shop of the florist he called, and gets out of the car to buy flowers as an apology to Sydney for canceling their date that night. Said florist is on the phone, and when he tries to get her attention, she blows him off, then does a DoubleTake. He asks her if she was the same florist he called earlier, and she faints at the realization that she hung up on ''the President of the United States''.
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