Head of State (2003)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy

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When a presidential candidate dies unexpectedly in the middle of the campaign, Washington, D.C. alderman, Mays Gilliam is unexpectedly picked as his replacement.




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24 July 2018 | Prismark10
| The Campaign
A film that feels remarkably aged and redundant after the 2008 US Presidential elections with the election of Barack Obama.

Mays Gilliam (Chris Rock) is a conscientious and hard working Alderman in Washington DC. After saving a woman and her cat from a building that is about to explode. Mays is plucked from obscurity to be the replacement presidential candidate when the previous dies in a plane crash.

Of course he has been selected so he can put up a plucky fight and lose, so their can be a serious candidate four years later. His rival is the hot favourite to win the election. He is the current vice president, a war hero and a cousin to Sharon Stone.

The film is mildly amusing, silly but falls way off base as a political satire. The script feels half finished and half baked. At times you feel that you are watching a series of sketches than a movie.

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$35,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,503,484 30 March 2003

Gross USA:


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