Dave Kovic is a businessman who looks amazingly like the US President, Bill Mitchell. He is offered to be Mitchell's double, mostly for social occasions. Dave agrees, and shortly after that the President has a stroke from which, the doctors say, he will not recover. The President's Chief of Staff Bob Alexander decides to use this opportunity to become the President, and while he is figuring out a way to do so he wants Dave, the double, to serve as the President.
The doctors' silence is bought, and it is announced to the public that the President has only a minor health problem. Dave does great playing Mitchell, but everyone notices soon the difference: the "new Mitchell" cares. He cares about his work, the people, the country. The change is attributed to the close encounter with death he had had, and everyone is happy. But Ellen, the President's wife, knows her husband too well to believe in such a change. One day, she confronts Dave, tells him that she knows, and asks him where her husband is.
Dave decides to leave after this discovery. Ellen wants to leave, too: she is no longer the President's wife. They escape the White House together, but then they talk, and see how much good they can do together as a team. They go back. Dave implements a new program, trying to give a job to every American who wants one. He also fires the corrupt Bob Alexander. Alexander pays back by revealing some illegal activities of Mitchell, the President. How Dave must decide how to deal with these allegations...
The review of this Movie prepared by Laura Southcombe
Dave is about a Presidential lookalike who fills in for the President until the Chief Of Staff can figure out a way for him to become President. Some comedy and romance as the lookalike deals with the Oval Office and the First Lady.
The review of this Movie prepared by Ed Phillips