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The American President

1995 Rated PG-13 1hr 55m

Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas), one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade (Annette Bening), a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and decimate his approval ratings in this romantic comedy. Rob Reiner directs, and Michael J. Fox and Martin Sheen co-star. The film was nominated for a Best Score Oscar.

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Movie Details

1996 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
  • Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
  • Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
  • Top 100 Passions
1996 Academy Award®
  • Best Music Score nominee
Some strong language
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1


French, English

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1

Other features

A lovely widescreen disc, with sound in Dolby 5.1 and all the requisite extras -- production notes, trailer, and cast and crew bios. There's not a lot here, but the film's simple presentation does it justice.