PG | | Comedy, Drama
A simpleminded, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.
Peter Sellers' then-wife, Lynne Frederick, was originally slated to have a part in the film, but her psychiatrist advised them not to work together. She did accompany him to the set every day to give him emotional support.
Chance the Gardener:
Good morning, Louise.
Louise: He's dead, Chance. The old man's dead.
Chance the Gardener: I see.
When the President is shown aboard Air Force One asking aids about "Chancey Gardner", immediately prior is shown a twin engine Boeing 737 taking off. A 737 has never been outfitted as a presidential plane. More accurately, a Boeing 707 taking off should have been shown.
Under the end titles of the theatrical release are outtakes of Peter Sellers as Chance recounting the encounter with Abbaz. Sellers breaks character and laughs during each attempt. The lines do not appear in the movie. Certain versions of the film have credits with white text on a black background without the outtakes.
CBS edited 3 minutes from this film for its 1984 network television premiere.
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