Corrected entry: In the scene when President Shepherd walks into Lucy's room at the end of the movie, she informs him that Sydney Wade is in his bedroom. It is doubtful that the President's girlfriend would have been allowed to rummage through his private bedroom without his knowledge, and it is unlikely for safety reasons that 1)the president wouldn't be told about her presence by his staff members before his daughter and 2)she would be allowed to go on her hunt without the supervision of a secret service agent. No American President walks into his bedroom to find an unsupervised surprise guest looking through his drawers for a sweater. (01:32:50)
Corrected entry: Sydney calls Pres. Shepard "Chief Executive of Fantasy Land" in the meeting room. So he tells her he wants to see her in private in a less intimidating place so he tells Janey to take Sydney to the recreation room. However, she takes Sydney to the Oval Office.
Corrected entry: When Michael Douglas & Annette Benning are entertaining the French President and his wife in the ballroom, they show Annette speaking French to their guests and her hands are in front of her. The next scene shows Annette from behind while she is still talking and she is fiddling with her ring. The third scene is back showing her from the front and her hands are not fiddling with her ring.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Douglas' daughter helps him tie his bow tie before the state dinner, he calls her something Suvy insted of Lucy.
Corrected entry: Early in the movie A.J. tells Lewis that they can't include the ban on handguns in a bill because they might not get the bill passed. Later in the movie, after the president has said "you fight the fights you can win," A.J. tells the president that you have to "fight the fights that need fighting." Why did A.J. not want to fight for handgun control, since he felt that it was a fight that needed fighting?
Corrected entry: The president announces he is going to rewrite a new bill. The president can only sign or veto laws. The legislature is the only branch with the power to write laws.
Corrected entry: When Sydney enters the White House for the GDC meeting, she tells the doorman that it's her first time. Then when the President pulls her out of the meeting and they go into the Oval office to talk, she tells him she's been on the regular tour of the White House.
Corrected entry: A copy of the Washington Times newspaper shows a front-page black-and-white photo of President Shepherd with Sidney. This is incorrect because the Washington Times never uses black-and-white page one photos, only color. The Washington Post used black-and-white, but the Times never does.
Corrected entry: At the end of the movie as Michael Douglas and Annette Benning are walking together he gives her roses and she asks how he was finally able to get her flowers. He says "it turns out that I have a rose garden." The only problem is that it is January... no roses in January in Washington, D.C.
Corrected entry: What kind of billiard game do the president and A.J. play at the beginning of the movie? Both seem to be good players announcing their shots. The President sinks the balls 11, 2, 9 and 3 in a row before he misses the cue ball. Then A.J. sink the balls 3 and 13. So it's neither 8-ball nor 9-ball. Does their game have no rules?