Continuity mistake: When President Mitchell has a staff meeting after he arrives at the White House by helicopter, there is first one, then two empty chairs between him and Alan Reed. (00:04:50)


Continuity mistake: When Dave comes to the President's office where VP Nance is waiting, Duane is holding a pile of newspapers in his right hand. After he explains to Dave whom he is going to see he puts his left thumb under his belt. The camera cuts briefly to Mitchell's former girlfriend, and when we see Duane next he is holding the papers firmly in both hands, which is theoretically possible but looks quite wrong. (01:21:05)


Continuity mistake: At the end of Dave's first entrance as President Mitchell in the hotel lobby, Duane grabs him by the arm and pulls him away from the crowd. When the camera angle changes Dave is surrounded by other security staff but Duane isn't there. (00:14:20)


Continuity mistake: When Dave and the First Lady go to the homeless children's shelter in the President's limo her skirt slips off her knee. Her hands are folded on her left side, as she was trying to lean away from Dave, but when we see the knee from Dave's perspective her hands are folded in the lap. (00:42:50)


Continuity mistake: When Dave starts acting as President, Bob asks him to call his company to tell them that he is going on a trip. When he makes the call and the camera angle changes the glasses he was wearing are lying on the desk. (00:28:30)


Continuity mistake: When Dave gives his first speech on the balcony, the crowd on the lawn changes shape between the back and front shots.

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Continuity mistake: While Dave's in the shower talking to the First Lady, his fringe changes style all the time, despite the water not running.

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Continuity mistake: On their escape from the White House Dave and the First Lady get stopped by the police. When Dave starts to act as a Mitchell impersonator he puts on his glasses. There's some fluff hanging from the ear piece which is gone in the next shot. (01:08:35)


Continuity mistake: The DC police cars escorting the president after the "second" stroke to Bethesda Naval Hospital would not have happened that way. Once Ambulance and Presidential motorcade reached Maryland lines (Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland) outside DC, then the Maryland state police escort or local county police escort would take over. DC police would not cross into Maryland as an escort.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the film, Dave Kovic addresses Congress, just before he has his "second stroke." The camera often shows the congressman in their seats, as well as shots which show the balcony, where spectators and the press sit. If you watch closely you'll note that in some shots the balcony is jammed packed with people and in others it is completely empty. (01:31:20)

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Alan Reed: Bob, at some point we're gonna have to call the Vice President.
Bob Alexander: Don't call the Vice President.
Alan Reed: What?
Bob Alexander: Just don't call him, Al.
Alan Reed: The guy's in a coma, Bob.
Bob Alexander: I don't give a shit.
Alan Reed: Bob.
Bob Alexander: This is mine, Alan. All mine. I made him, I built him. And no Boy Scout is going to come in here and take it away from me, just because he happens to be Vice President of the United States.

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Trivia: Director Oliver Stone has a cameo as the man who tries to convince the reporter that the president is not the same man as he used to be.

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Question: Is there an alternate ending? Did Ving Rhames ever wear a sweater in the last scene?

Answer: I have repeatedly told people he wore a sweater. There has to be one, more original, that has him in a sweater. I remember almost like a Easter yellow.

It should be noted Rhames does wear what looks like a yellow sweater in "Pulp Fiction." Although I wouldn't call it Easter Yellow.


I saw Ving Rhames in a navy crewneck sweater in the closing shots of this film.

Answer: I saw Ving Rhames in a navy crewneck sweater at the end of movie shot.

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