Dave - Dave (1993)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Kevin Dunn Alan Reed
Charles Grodin Murray Blum
Ben Kingsley Vice President Nance
Kevin Kline Dave Kovic/Bill Mitchell
Frank Langella Bob Alexander
Faith Prince Alice
Ving Rhames (Voice)
Ving Rhames Duane Stevenson
Gary Ross 2nd Policeman
Nina Totenberg Herself
Sigourney Weaver Ellen Mitchell
Movie Details
Genre Comedy
Director Ivan Reitman
Producer Michael Gross; Joe Medjuck
Writer Gary Ross
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 110 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
The ghost of Frank Capra must have smiled when he saw Dave, an amusing and effective update of one of Capra's favorite themes — the scrupulously honest little guy who becomes a force for good against a corrupt system. Dave Kovic (Kevin Kline) runs an employment agency and seems to genuinely enjoy finding work for people who need it. He also bears a striking resemblance to the president of the United States, Bill Mitchell (also played by Kline) and occasionally gets work as a Bill Mitchell impersonator. One day, Dave gets a call from the Secret Service — for security purposes, they want to hire him to act as a decoy for an upcoming appearance by the president. All goes well, but later that evening President Mitchell suffers a massive stroke while in bed with his mistress. Wanting to keep the matter a secret, two of the president's top advisors appeal to Dave to stand in as Bill Mitchell until he regains his health. One of the men behind this scheme, Bob Alexander (Frank Langella), hopes to use Mitchell's absence to promote his own right-wing political agenda, but after a few weeks "in office," Dave decides it's time to promote some changes of his own that will help increase employment and keep homeless shelters open. Dave also finds himself growing fond of Ellen Mitchell (Sigourney Weaver), the President's wife, while Ellen sees in Dave the idealism her husband left behind years ago. Dave features numerous cameo appearances by politicians, Washington insiders, and journalists; Oliver Stone also appears to explain a conspiracy theory regarding sudden changes in Bill Mitchell's behavior. — Mark Deming
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 47
Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Dual side, Single layer
UPC 085391296225
Chapters 27
Release Date 4/28/1998
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Interactive Menus
Featurette:
   The Making of Dave
Production Notes
4 Theatrical Trailers
Scene Access