1ST2S2 The American President
The American President
The characters :
Andrew Shepherd, President.
AJ Mc Inerney, Chief of Staff.
Lewis Rotschild, Senior Domestic Policy Advisor.
Robin Mc Call, Spokesperson.
Janie Basdin, Personal Assistant.
General Rork, Joint Chief of Staff.
Leon Kodack, Pollster.
Sydney Ellen Wade, Political Strategist (Lobbyist).
Senator Robert Rumson, “running for president”.
The president wants to pass “the crime bill”. He needs 26 votes (in 72 days before the State of the Union Address, which he stormed). Sydney wants to pass Resolution 455. She needs 34 votes. Shepherd promises to get ten votes if she can swing 24 other votes.
She gets her 24 votes, but he is 3 votes shy. So, he bargains for three votes that he steals from Sydney.
Finally, he “sends 455 to the floor”, and withdraws his bill. The NRA (National Rifle Association) made it useless.
The movie is very politically correct, but not realistic.