The American President
Release: August 11, 1995
Release: August 11, 1995

As President, Andrew Shepherd is immensely popular (he has a 63% approval rating). As a man, he's a lonely father struggling to raise a daughter. His struggles multiply when his romance with lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade becomes fodder for both the press and a rival senator---precipitating a rapid drop in the polls. Michael Douglas and Annette Bening star, opposite Martin Sheen, David Paymer, Samantha Mathis, with John Mahoney, and Michael A. Fox as Lewis Rothschild. Rob Reiner produced and directs from the script by Aaron Sorkin. Executive Produced by Jeffrey Stott and Charles Newirth. A Wildwood Enterprises, Inc. production for Castle Rock Entertainment and Universal Pictures.

President Andrew Shepherd: "I'm calling the organization of the United Brotherhood of It's None of Your Damn Business, Lewis. I'll be with you in a second. -President Andrew Shepherd"
Sydney Ellen Wade: "That's not what I mean. Two hundred pairs of eyes are focused on you with two questions on their minds - who's this girl, and why is the President dancing with her? -Sydney Ellen Wade"
President Andrew Shepherd: "I want to buy her some flowers. That's what men do when they break a date. -President Andrew Shepherd"
President Andrew Shepherd: "Lewis, we've had presidents who were beloved, who couldn't find a coherent sentence with two hands and a flashlight. People don't drink the sand because they're thirsty. They drink the sand because they don't know the difference. -President Andrew Shepherd"
Lewis Rothschild: "You have a deeper love of this country than any man I've ever known. And I want to know what it says to you that in the past seven weeks, 59% of Americans have begun to question your patriotism. -Lewis Rothschild"
President Andrew Shepherd: "Do you think there will ever be a time when you can stand in a room with me and not think of me as the president? -President Andrew Shepherd"
President Andrew Shepherd: "I've loved two women in my life. I lost one to cancer and I lost the other because I was too busy keeping my job to do my job. Well, that ends right now. -President Andrew Shepherd"
President Andrew Shepherd: "This is a time for serious people, Bob, and your 15 minutes are up. My name is Andrew Shepherd, and I AM the President. -President Andrew Shepherd"
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