The American President
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1995
Director: Rob Reiner
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 053939-255027
Running time: 1:53 (113 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: August 31, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#222)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 02, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
Boy meets girl – and the press tracks their every move, rivals fire broadsides and a Presidency with 63% popularity rating plunges to 41% in seven weeks. When you're the President everyone knows where you live. Michael Douglas portrays the widower Chief Executive who falls for a lobbyist (Annette Bening), then freefalls in the polls in this winning romantic comedy directed by Rob Reiner. Bustling staff members (Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, David Paymer, Anna Deavere Smith), a sneering opponent (Richard Dreyfuss), state dinners, formal protocol, informal moments, global crises – all come into focus as Reiner and his stars explore the balance between private romance and public Presidency.
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Genres
Comedy
Drama
Romance
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Castle Rock Entertainment
 • Universal Pictures
 • Wildwood Enterprises
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
English
French
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Rob Reiner....Director
Writing
Aaron Sorkin....Writer
Production
Jeffrey Stott....Executive Producer
Charles Newirth....Executive Producer
Rob Reiner....Producer
Cinematography
John Seale....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Robert Leighton....Film Editor
Music
Marc Shaiman....Composer
Sound
Robert Eber....Production Sound Mixer
Robert Grieve....Supervising Sound Editor
Kevin O'Connell....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Rick Kline....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Greg King....Sound Editor
Daniel Yale....Sound Editor
Mark Lanza....Sound Editor
Michael Dressel....Sound Editor
Art
Gloria Gresham....Costume Designer
Lilly Kilvert....Production Designer
John Warnke....Art Director
Chuck Velasco....Costume Designer
Pam Wise....Costume Designer
Daniel C. Striepeke....Make-up Artist
Hallie D'Amore....Make-up Artist
Tom Lucas....Make-up Artist
Valli O'Reilly....Make-up Artist
Clay Pinney....Visual Effects
Visual Effects by Industrial Light & Magic
Ken Ralston....Visual Effects
Cast
Michael Douglas....Andrew Shepherd
Annette Bening....Sydney Ellen Wade
Martin Sheen....A. J. MacInerney
Michael J. Fox....Lewis Rothschild
Anna Deavere Smith....Robin McCall
Samantha Mathis....Janie Basdin
Shawna Waldron....Lucy Shepherd
David Paymer....Leon Kodak
Anne Haney....Mrs. Chapil
Richard Dreyfuss....Senator Rumson
Nina Siemaszko....Beth Wade
Wendie Malick....Susan Sloan
Beau Billingslea....Agent Cooper
Gail Strickland....Esther MacInerney
Joshua Malina....David
Clement von Franckenstein....President D'Astier
Efrat Lavie....Madame D'Astier
John Mahoney....Leo Solomon
Taylor Nichols....Stu
John Mahon....Chairman of the Joint Chiefs
Tom Dahlgren....Defense Secretary
Ralph Meyering, Jr.....General
Kurt A. Boesen....Security Advisor
Secret Service Agents
Joseph Latimore
Darryl Alan Reed
Andrew Steel
Jordan Lund....Carl
Rumson Staffers
Richard F. McGonagle
Frank Cavestani
Richard Stahl
Alice Kushida....Carol
Renee Phillips....Lisa
Beans Morocco....Doorkeeper
Kathryn Ish....Education Secretary
Kamilah Martin....Flower Girl
Augie Blunt....Groundskeeper
Thom Barry....Guard
Steven Gonzalez....HUD Secretary
Gabriel Jarret....Jeff
Karen Maruyama....Leo's Secretary
Nancy Kandal....Leslie
George Murdock....Congressman
Bernie McInerney....Congressman Millman
Jack Gilroy....Congressman Pennybaker
Matthew Saks....Congressional Staffer
Googy Gress....Gil
Ron Canada....Reporter Lloyd
Brian Pietro....Reporter
Rick Garcia....Reporter
Aaron Sorkin....Aide in Bar
Kymberly S. Newberry....Sally
Greg Poland....Mark
Leslie Rae Bega....White House Staffer Laura
Jennifer Crystal....White House Staffer Maria
Arthur Senzy....Deputy
White House Aides
Nick Toth
Jorge Noa
Maud Winchester
Jeffrey Anderson....T.V. News Anchorman
Suzanne Michaels....T.V. News Anchorwoman
Mark Thompson....Kenneth Michaels
David Drew Gallagher....New Guy
Todd Odom....Uniformed Secret Service Agent
CWO-2 Michael G. Alexander, USMC....Color Guard Officer
Helen Thomas....Herself (uncredited)