The American President


The Bay Theatre Fri, Oct 16 7:30 PM
The Bay Theatre Sat, Oct 17 7:30 PM
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Film Info
Release Year:1995
Genre:Comedy, Drama, Romance
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Rob Reiner
Cast:Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen


Andrew Shepherd is approaching the end of his first term as President of the United States. He's a widower with a young daughter and has proved to be popular with the public. His election seems assured. That is until he meets Sydney Ellen Wade, a paid political activist working for an environmental lobby group. He's immediately smitten with her and after several amusing attempts, they finally manage to go on a date (which happens to be a State dinner for the visiting President of France). His relationship with Wade opens the door for his prime political opponent, Senator Bob Rumson, to launch an attack on the President's character, something he could not do in the previous election as Shepherd's wife had only recently died.